Thursday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms. Friday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Stephens in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Port Stephens during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms until evening. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms south of Port Stephens in the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms.Issued Thu 16:21 EDT
15:06 EDT With Queensland's drought now the most widespread on record, mental health in remote areas has become a big focus for authorities.