Tuesday: South to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore north of Norah Head. Wednesday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Chance of thunderstorms offshore during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15/25 knots early in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore north of Norah Head by early evening. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Northerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Tue 16:05 EST
17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.