Northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore west of Albany early in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Outlook Thursday: Northerly 10/15 knots turning westerly 20/30 knots during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres west of Albany during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore.Issued Tue 04:01 WST
17:34 EST A former top army officer has arrived in the flood ravaged Hunter Valley promising he won't just "sit in an office" during the recovery.