Wednesday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore west of Albany in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres. Thursday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 20/25 knots from the west in the late afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Albany in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and early afternoon. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots east of Albany during the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly 15/25 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Wed 22:00 WST
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.