Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning easterly in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning.Issued Tue 04:45 EST
08:23 EST A Newcastle energy scientist says if extreme weather events become more frequent, homes and communities may need to investigate back-up power supplies.