North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to northwesterly 10/15 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo. Seas: Up to 1 metre. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 5/15 knots, ahead of a southwesterly change 10/15 knots extending from the south during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly about 10 knots, becoming becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming west to northwesterly 5/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: South to southwesterly 2/3 metres in the south.Issued Wed 10:43 CST
10:11 EST Port Stephens mayor Bruce MacKenzie says people who are scared of trees falling on their property can now remove them without needing permission from council.