Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the south and east, turning southwesterly later this afternoon then easing to 15/20 knots this evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots during the afternoon and evening then shifting westerly 20/30 knots at night. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the west.Issued Thu 05:10 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.