Monday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning east to northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore south of Norah Head at night. Tuesday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning. Winds shifting westerly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms south of Port Stephens in the afternoon, clearing in the late afternoon, then the chance of thunderstorms during the evening. Outlook Wednesday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Mon 10:33 EST
11:56 EST Farmers abandoning their crops and cutting for hay is becoming an all too common story this season.