Tuesday: Southerly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Port Kembla in the evening. Winds turning southeasterly in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres. Wednesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Easterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.Issued Tue 16:05 EST
17:34 EST A former top army officer has arrived in the flood ravaged Hunter Valley promising he won't just "sit in an office" during the recovery.