Tuesday: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Wednesday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning southeasterly in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the day then tending west to southwesterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.Issued Tue 16:06 EST
21:05 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.