Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Grenville in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.Issued Thu 04:11 EST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.