Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cullen Point in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore.Issued Thu 04:45 EST
07:23 EST Hunter-based charity Samaritans says increasing unemployment and last month's super storm has led to a doubling in the number of people seeking assistance.