North to northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the west during the day. Winds turning northwesterly in the late afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots turning westerly 15/25 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres during the morning. Outlook Monday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots decreasing 10/15 knots by early afternoon and turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning.Issued Sat 05:26 EST
15:20 EST Heavy rain in the past few days led the Rural Fire Service to reassess plans to bring forward the bushfire danger period in the Hunter region to September the first.