North to northeasterly 15/20 knots offshore but generally only 10/15 knots inshore west of Point Hicks. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the far east from the late morning. Outlook Sunday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly from the west late in the afternoon and evening and easing to 10/15 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres late in the day. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the west during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the far east, extending throughout from the early afternoon. Outlook Monday: Northerly winds 15/20 knots over eastern waters at first. West to southwesterly 10/15 knots elsewhere extending throughout during the morning. Wind tending south to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon, then more south to southeasterly at 5/10 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore, extending throughout.Issued Sat 10:04 EST
15:20 EST Heavy rain in the past few days led the Rural Fire Service to reassess plans to bring forward the bushfire danger period in the Hunter region to September the first.