Northerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Port Kembla in the morning. Winds shifting southerly in the early afternoon tending southeasterly in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms, more frequent south of Point Perpendicular. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms, contracting offshore during the evening. Outlook Friday: Northerly 10/15 knots turning northeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms.Issued Wed 04:10 EDT
07:31 EDT Persistent drought conditions in far west New South Wales are taking their toll on the well being of some graziers in the area.