Tuesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning southerly in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres. Wednesday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning west to southwesterly in the late morning then tending south to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres around dawn. Outlook Thursday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Friday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres.Issued Tue 16:01 WST
17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.