Wednesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Thursday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef.Issued Wed 10:00 EST
10:11 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.