Tuesday: Southerly 30/40 knots. Seas: 4/5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 3/4 metres. Wednesday: Southerly 25/40 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Below 0.5 metres, tending easterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 2/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15/25 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Tue 16:05 EST
19:49 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.