North to northwesterly 15/25 knots tending west to northwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Port Macquarie in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 3/5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres. Outlook Wednesday: Westerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Port Macquarie early in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening.Issued Tue 09:46 EST
11:37 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.