North to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Green Cape. Outlook Thursday: West to northwesterly below 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Green Cape in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
10:11 EST Port Stephens mayor Bruce MacKenzie says people who are scared of trees falling on their property can now remove them without needing permission from council.