Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Kowanyama in the late morning. Winds turning southerly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Sunday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Monday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Sat 10:05 EST
09:12 EST Weather forecasters say some parts of the Hunter have received more than half of their annual rainfall average since April.