Tuesday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Wednesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore.Issued Tue 15:56 EST
17:23 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.