Tuesday: West to southwesterly below 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre about Banks Strait. Wednesday: West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the late evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Variable below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10/15 knots early in the morning then turning easterly in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Easterly 15/20 knots turning southeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres.Issued Tue 16:18 EST
17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.