Wednesday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the far east. Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, grading to 4 metres in the far east. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 2/4 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres in the far west during the evening. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the evening.Issued Wed 22:00 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.