Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots east of King Island in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres east of King Island. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Saturday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots turning west to northwesterly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly in the late morning. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres south of King Island. Outlook Monday: Westerly 15/20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the day. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres south of King Island.Issued Fri 16:05 EDT
18:15 EDT An Australian Urban Search and Rescue taskforce has returned from Vanuatu after a 10-day operation to repair schools and hospitals in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam.