Tuesday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre. Wednesday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Eyre early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 15/25 knots early in the morning then becoming southerly 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Southerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 3/4 metres.Issued Tue 16:26 WST
17:58 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.