South to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10/15 knots before dawn then tending north to northeasterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.Issued Thu 04:10 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.