Tuesday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly in the afternoon and reaching 15/20 knots by late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Wednesday: Northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots turning southerly 15/20 knots during the day then tending southeasterly 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres.Issued Tue 10:00 WST
16:56 EST Three people have been killed in wild weather in NSW's Central Hunter region, where homes have been washed off their footings in the town of Dungog, north of Newcastle.