|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
Northeasterly 15/20 knots turning northerly in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Wednesday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots turning west to southwesterly 20/30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Tue 04:00 WST
17:34 EST A former top army officer has arrived in the flood ravaged Hunter Valley promising he won't just "sit in an office" during the recovery.