Tuesday: Southeasterly below 10 knots, tending northerly in the late evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Wednesday: North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Variable below 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming southwesterly during the morning then increasing to 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots turning southerly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres.Issued Tue 16:05 EST
18:41 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.