East to northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 2/2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. Outlook Tuesday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Westerly 20/25 knots turning southwesterly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre.Issued Mon 05:10 EDT
06:47 EDT A counsellor specialising in helping Hunter Valley farmers says times have never been tougher, with suicides on the rise and banks calling in debts.