Wednesday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots turning southwesterly 20/25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Thursday: South to southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Wed 16:46 EDT
18:21 EDT An Australian Urban Search and Rescue taskforce has returned from Vanuatu after a 10-day operation to repair schools and hospitals in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam.