Southwesterly 10/15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Wednesday: West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming northerly in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Norah Head.Issued Tue 04:10 EST
11:07 EST The Philippines has placed eight provinces under a state of calamity due to a drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon.