Tuesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres. Wednesday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming northwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly 15/25 knots turning southwesterly 25/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres during the morning.Issued Tue 15:50 CST
17:58 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.