Wednesday: Southerly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots north of Norah Head. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2.5 metres by evening. Thursday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore in the morning, decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15/20 knots before dawn. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots turning northerly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Wed 16:05 EST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.