Easterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Port Hedland during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Easterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre.Issued Wed 04:01 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.