Tuesday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore and in the far south. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Wednesday: North to northeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore and in the far south. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds shifting east to southeasterly 10/15 knots late in the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Northeasterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Tue 21:22 EDT
17:37 EDT Much of western New South Wales has begun a heat wave, reaching at least five degrees above average for at least five days, averaging a maximum of 35 degrees or more.