Wednesday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots increasing to 20/25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots south of Port Kembla in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Thursday: Northerly 15/25 knots turning northeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Northeasterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Northeasterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Wed 10:00 EDT
15:40 EDT Western New South Wales has begun a heat wave and it is likely to become record-breaking in the far west where maximum temperatures should average as much as 40 degrees over seven days.