Messy conditions today in the wake of the east coast low, but things should improve over the weekend.

The strong overnight onshore has moved to the north-west, with a further swing to the west predicted and strong offshores forecast for Saturday.

The swell should clean up overnight and there should be plenty of it over the weekend.

Marine forecast:

Friday until midnight: Wind: E/SE 25/33 knots tending NE/NW 20/30 knots this morning and easing to 20/25 knots in the afternoon. Sea: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: E/SE 3 to 4 metres. Heavy rain, easing later.

Saturday: Wind: W/SW 20/25 knots. Sea: 2 to 2.5 metres. Swell: E about 3 metres.

Sunday Outlook: Wind: SW/SE 15/20 knots.

Monday Outlook: Wind: SW/SE 10/15 knots.