Southwesterly 15/20 knots, tending south to southwest 10/15 knots in the afternoon and southerly 5/10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday, then 3/4 metres later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: Variable below 10 knots, becoming southeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening then easterly 15/20 knots late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore late evening. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Monday: Southeast to northeasterly 5/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres.Issued Sat 10:01 CST
15:20 EST Heavy rain in the past few days led the Rural Fire Service to reassess plans to bring forward the bushfire danger period in the Hunter region to September the first.