Tuesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Wednesday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.Issued Tue 16:06 EST
19:30 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.