Wednesday: Southerly 25/30 knots turning southwesterly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Thursday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre.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.