Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Sunday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots turning easterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef during the afternoon. Outlook Monday: East to southeasterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly around 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.