North to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the far east in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the far east. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, reaching 2 metres well offshore. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2 metres, tending southerly 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres developing in the evening. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly 15/25 knots tending west to southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.Issued Wed 10:29 EST
13:03 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.