West to southwesterly 15/20 knots turning north to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres south of King Island. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of King Island in the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, tending westerly 1/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 05:00 EDT
08:17 EDT Scorching temperatures and hot, gusty winds have prompted severe fire warnings and a total fire ban for parts of New South Wales.