Wednesday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Winds tending west to northwesterly in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Thursday: Westerly 20/30 knots tending southwesterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres near Tasman Island during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 2/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Wed 16:06 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.