Monday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Yamba early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northerly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Tuesday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre south of Cape Byron during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Northerly 10/15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Mon 10:27 EDT
13:36 EDT Aviation experts say that even if a tropical storm had caused the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 to stall, it would not have necessarily caused the plane to crash.