Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly 20/25 knots in the early afternoon, more northwesterly inshore in the east. Winds reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the east from late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre offshore. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 10/15 knots turning north to northwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre.Issued Fri 05:01 EDT
05:56 EDT Dr Rob Gordon has worked with survivors of fires, floods, earthquakes and droughts; he's seen more devastation in his career than you'd care to imagine.