Tuesday: North to northeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Winds shifting southwesterly 20/30 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1/1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres by early evening. Wednesday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots shifting east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Northeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots, becoming north to north easterly 10/15 knots about the east during the morning and west to southwesterly 10/15 knots about the west during the afternoon throughout be evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Tue 11:04 EDT
15:51 EDT Forecasts still suggest Christmas Day in Australia will be typically hot, humid and thundery in the north, windy in the south, wet in the southeast and dry and warm on the west coast.