Tuesday: Southerly 30/45 knots, reaching up to 50 knots in the evening. Seas: 4/6 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 5/6 metres. Wednesday: South to southeasterly 25/40 knots decreasing to 20/30 knots early in the morning then tending south to southwesterly 25/35 knots later in the morning. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/4 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 4/5 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres around midday, then tending southeasterly 2.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Outlook Thursday: South to southwesterly 15/25 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Coast. Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning then tending westerly during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Tue 16:05 EST
21:05 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.