Friday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the far east tonight. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres inshore. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres in the east. Saturday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Sunday: Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots early in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Monday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending south to southwesterly in the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the west. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.Issued Fri 22:00 EDT
18:15 EDT An Australian Urban Search and Rescue taskforce has returned from Vanuatu after a 10-day operation to repair schools and hospitals in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam.