South to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending southwest to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds reaching up to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southeast to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending northwest to southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Southeast to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms inshore during the late afternoon and evening.Issued Fri 04:01 WST
11:47 EDT Parts of the Middle East have been blanketed in heavy snow, piling more misery on millions of Syrian refugees who have fled the country's bitter civil war.