Thursday: Southeasterly 25/30 knots. Winds north of Port Stephens may reach up to 35 knots late this evening. Seas: 2.5/3 metres increasing to 3/4 metres north of Port Stephens. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms offshore. Friday: Southeasterly 25/30 knots increasing to 40 knots before turning southerly 25/30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2/3 metres increasing to 3/5 metres offshore. Swell: Southeasterly 2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres before dawn. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms offshore. Caution: Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then tending south to southwesterly during the day. Seas: Up to 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 22:11 EST
16:06 EST The weather bureau has implemented a new system of forecasting the seasonal outlook called Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia, or POAMA.