Wednesday: Northwesterly 10/20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Thursday: West to northwesterly 10/20 knots, lighter and more variable at times in the north, turning south to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the late morning and afternoon, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres offshore early evening. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots before dawn then tending northwest to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon.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.