Northerly 15/25 knots. Winds may reach up to 30 knots at times in the far south this morning. 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. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Outlook Friday: Northeasterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Wed 04:10 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.