Wednesday: Westerly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4/5 metres offshore. Thursday: Westerly 25/35 knots tending southwesterly in the morning then decreasing to 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 3/5 metres, tending southwesterly during the morning then increasing to 4/7 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the morning then turning west to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 5/7 metres, decreasing to 4/5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning north to northeasterly 15/25 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Wed 22:04 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.