Tuesday: South to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. Wednesday: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots before dawn. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore later in the evening. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots tending west to northwesterly during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Tue 16:05 EST
17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.