Easterly 15/20 knots tending southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 15/25 knots tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Wed 04:00 WST
10:40 EST It is feared it could take Hunter region oyster growers up to three years to recover from April's devastating storm.