Northeasterly 15/20 knots turning northerly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below a metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre for a period during the morning. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/25 knots turning west to southwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Tue 04:00 WST
17:34 EST A former top army officer has arrived in the flood ravaged Hunter Valley promising he won't just "sit in an office" during the recovery.