Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon then tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the far west. Outlook Wednesday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds turning west to northwesterly 15/25 knots in the afternoon and reaching 30 knots at night. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: Westerly 15/20 knots in the east at first. South to southwesterly 20/25 knots in the west, extending throughout during the morning. Wind tending east to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon, increasing to 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning.Issued Tue 10:19 EDT
11:02 EDT A typhoon heading towards the Philippines could be as severe as Tropical Cyclone Pam, which tore through Vanuatu this month, a meteorologist says.