Tuesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres. Wednesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots increasing to 20/30 knots during the day then tending northerly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres, tending westerly 4/5 metres during the evening.Issued Tue 16:47 EST
21:05 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.