East to southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of Kowanyama in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday, then tending south to southeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon. Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots tending southwesterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.Issued Tue 04:45 EST
08:23 EST A Newcastle energy scientist says if extreme weather events become more frequent, homes and communities may need to investigate back-up power supplies.