Tuesday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Cape Byron in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore south of Yamba. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Wednesday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Tue 16:05 EST
19:30 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.