North to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore west of Albany during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore west of Albany. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Outlook Monday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres offshore. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, mainly west of Albany.Issued Sat 04:00 WST
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.