Northwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Port Stephens. Outlook Saturday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Norah Head during the evening. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.Issued Fri 04:10 EST
07:25 EST The Hunter Valley town of Dungog, which was devastated by last month's storms and flooding, is kicking off its annual music festival today.