Southeasterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore north of Merimbula in the evening. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore north of Merimbula. Swell: Southeasterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore north of Green Cape during the afternoon. Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots north of Green Cape in the morning. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Outlook Thursday: Southerly 20/30 knots turning southwesterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southeasterly 2/3 metres, tending southerly 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.Issued Tue 09:46 EST
11:29 EST Tens of thousands of people are without power and SES crews have answered more than 3,000 emergency calls as heavy rain and "cyclonic" winds topping 130kph continue to lash Sydney, the Hunter and the NSW Central Coast.