Wednesday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Thursday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Winds turning southwesterly 15/25 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the evening. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres.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.