North to northeasterly 15/20 knots, easing to 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning south to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Tue 04:01 WST
08:23 EST A Newcastle energy scientist says if extreme weather events become more frequent, homes and communities may need to investigate back-up power supplies.