Wednesday: Northwest to northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Norah Head until late afternoon. Winds tending northwest to southwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Thursday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Port Stephens around midday. Outlook Friday: Westerly 10/15 knots turning northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres.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.