Tuesday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots turning southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre. Wednesday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots, tending southwesterly in the afternoon, before shifting southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon then turning easterly 20/25 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Tue 16:26 WST
18:41 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.