Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres in the west. Outlook Thursday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the far west. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Wed 05:10 EST
17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.