Tuesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4 metres offshore. Wednesday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots turning westerly in the morning then tending southwesterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres around dawn. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning west to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots increasing to 25/30 knots during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Tue 16:01 WST
17:27 EST Wallsend businesses have welcomed the introduction of a Flash Flood Early Warning system, but say it will not protect their properties from water inundation.