North to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching 20/25 knots south and west of Kangaroo Island. Winds becoming northwest to westerly 15/20 knots throughout during the day, reaching 20/25 knots south and west of Kangaroo Island in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: West to northwesterly 20/25 knots tending west to southwesterly 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: Southwest to northwesterly 10/20 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres.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.