Monday: Northerly 20/25 knots tending north to northeasterly 20/30 knots in the early afternoon then shifting south to southwesterly 25/30 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore south of Green Cape in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Tuesday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then tending south to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Wednesday: South to southwesterly 20/30 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore.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.