Tuesday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 3 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Wednesday: Northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Coffs Harbour early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly in the late afternoon then tending west to southwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Westerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon then tending north to northwesterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Tue 22:00 EST
23:36 EST New South Wales authorities say they are dealing with the largest storm operation in a decade after three people were killed in "cyclonic" conditions that have battered parts of the state for hours.