Tuesday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 4 metres offshore. Wednesday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning westerly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres before dawn. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning west to northwesterly 15/20 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 2/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore west of Albany by early evening. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.Issued Tue 16:01 WST
17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.