Tuesday: Southerly 35/45 knots. Seas: 5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres offshore north of Port Kembla. Wednesday: South to southeasterly 25/40 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 3/5 metres, decreasing below 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 4/5 metres, tending decreasing to 2.5/3 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Thursday: Southerly 15/20 knots turning southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Tue 22:00 EST
21:52 EST New South Wales authorities say they are dealing with the largest storm operation in a decade after three people were killed in "cyclonic" conditions that have battered parts of the state for hours.