Wednesday: East to northeasterly 5/10 knots, tending northerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Thursday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots ahead of a late south to southeasterly change 10/20 knots. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Stephens in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Port Stephens later in the evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms during the evening, mainly offshore. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots turning east to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, shifting southeasterly 1/2 metres around midday. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots tending northerly 15/20 knots during the morning then turning west to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore.Issued Wed 23:57 EST
17:34 EST Drought-breaking rain has brought long-awaited relief to some farmers in western New South Wales.