Wednesday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the early afternoon then tending west to northwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Thursday: Westerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre south of Port Macquarie. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head during the morning. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.Issued Wed 10:48 EST
14:32 EST Emergency crews are searching for two people whose car was washed away by flash flooding near Maitland in the Hunter Valley, as gale force winds and heavy rain continue to batter Sydney and surrounding areas.