East to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots tending southeasterly during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres offshore.Issued Wed 04:00 WST
10:11 EST Port Stephens mayor Bruce MacKenzie says people who are scared of trees falling on their property can now remove them without needing permission from council.