Southerly 35/45 knots, reaching up to 50 knots offshore north of Port Kembla in the evening. Seas: 4/6 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 4/5 metres. Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 25/40 knots. Seas: 3/5 metres, decreasing below 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 3/5 metres, tending southerly 2/3 metres around midday. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 25/40 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the evening. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.Issued Tue 09:46 EST
11:29 EST Tens of thousands of people are without power and SES crews have answered more than 3,000 emergency calls as heavy rain and "cyclonic" winds topping 130kph continue to lash Sydney, the Hunter and the NSW Central Coast.