Wednesday: Southerly 15/25 knots, locally reaching 30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Thursday: Southerly 10/15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore in the morning, becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots shifting east to northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots turning northerly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Wed 16:05 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.