Wednesday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres south of King Island. Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times, turning southwesterly during the morning then easing to 15/25 knots by early evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres south of King Island. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres south of King Island. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/25 knots turning westerly 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Wed 22:04 EST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.