Friday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Point Perpendicular in the evening. Winds tending south to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Point Perpendicular by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Saturday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Point Perpendicular in the morning. Winds shifting east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 1.5/2 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Monday: Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.Issued Fri 22:00 EDT
18:15 EDT An Australian Urban Search and Rescue taskforce has returned from Vanuatu after a 10-day operation to repair schools and hospitals in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam.