Tuesday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms this evening. Wednesday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Thursday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Tue 16:17 EST
17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.