Wednesday: Northerly 15/20 knots turning northwesterly in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Thursday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre.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.