Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres north of Agnes Water. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore by early evening. Wednesday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore north of Agnes Water. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 15/25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15/20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending west to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 2/3 metres.Issued Tue 15:50 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.