Wednesday: Southerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Thursday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres by evening. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 15/25 knots tending south to southeasterly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore.Issued Wed 16:05 EST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.