Tuesday: Westerly 15/20 knots turning southwesterly in the late morning and early afternoon and increasing to 20/25 knots in the afternoon and reaching 30 knots at times. Southwesterly winds easing to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres in the west. Wednesday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: South to southwesterly about 10 knots tending west to southwesterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the far west during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the west.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.