West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2 metres. Outlook Thursday: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
10:11 EST Port Stephens mayor Bruce MacKenzie says people who are scared of trees falling on their property can now remove them without needing permission from council.