Southwesterly 10/15 knots, becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots turning northerly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 04:10 EST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.