Wednesday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the east in the evening. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Thursday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the east early in the morning. Winds turning southwesterly and easing to 15/20 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots increasing to 20/25 knots then shifting westerly 20/30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, tending westerly 2 metres during the evening.Issued Wed 16:40 EST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.