Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the far east in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the east. Swell: Southeasterly 2/2.5 metres. Wednesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the far east during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly 2.5/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10/15 knots during the day then tending westerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the evening. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the far east.Issued Tue 16:47 EST
18:41 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.