Wednesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Cape Capricorn around midday. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly 1/2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Agnes Water during the day. Winds turning easterly in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres offshore, tending northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre later in the evening. Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.Issued Wed 10:00 EST
13:03 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.