Friday: South to southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Merimbula in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds easing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening, then decreasing to 0.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1.5/2 metres later in the evening. Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening then tending westerly in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore south of Merimbula later in the evening. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore south of Merimbula.Issued Fri 10:51 EST
14:05 EST Heavy rain has stranded about 40 people at William Creek in the South Australian outback due to flooded roads and low cloud has grounded aircraft.