Wednesday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore at times. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres south of King Island. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres south of King Island. Thursday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots turning westerly 25/30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: Westerly 20/30 knots turning northwesterly 25/30 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres, increasing to 5/6 metres south of King Island.Issued Wed 10:03 EST
10:11 EST Port Stephens mayor Bruce MacKenzie says people who are scared of trees falling on their property can now remove them without needing permission from council.