Wednesday: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Stephens in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15/20 knots before dawn. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning east to northeasterly during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore south of Port Stephens during the afternoon.Issued Wed 10:00 EDT
09:16 EDT Persistent dry conditions over the past two summers in central west New South Wales have forced the State Government to implement contingency measures for some water users.