|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
Northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the morning then tending south to southwesterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: Southerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Southerly 20/30 knots turning southeasterly during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Wed 04:00 WST
07:19 EDT Hunter winemakers are hopeful that the 2015 red wine vintage can be saved despite recent heavy rains.