South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending variable to 10 knots inshore for a period in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Friday: Southerly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Geraldton in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Geraldton during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Thu 04:00 WST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.