Wednesday: Southerly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore north of Merimbula in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds turning southeasterly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing below 2.5 metres by early evening, then decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southeasterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore north of Merimbula. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Thursday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the day then shifting southwesterly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Wed 10:48 EST
11:28 EST Commuters on Sydney Harbour ferries have faced "white knuckle" trips to work this morning, with services still operating as the city is smashed by wild storms.