South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 05:10 CST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.