Wednesday: Southerly 20/25 knots. Seas: 2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres south of Cape Byron. Thursday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cape Byron early in the morning. Winds becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending northwest to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.Issued Wed 22:52 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.