Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots, shifting south to southeasterly 20/30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 metre increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Friday: Southerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 15/20 knots early in the morning. Seas: 2/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres.Issued Thu 10:00 EDT
14:47 EDT It has been a dry end to the summer and start of autumn in New South Wales, with many parts of the state still parched, having had little or no rain from January to March.