Tuesday: Northeast to southeasterly 30/35 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: Easterly 2/2.5 metres. Wednesday: Northeast to southeasterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots west of Port Hedland in the morning. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore.Issued Tue 16:27 WST
18:08 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.