Tuesday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Wednesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots before dawn. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning easterly during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres.Issued Tue 16:26 WST
19:49 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.