Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Cairns in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Thursday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots. Afternoon northeasterly seabreezes 10/15 knots inshore. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Tue 22:34 EST
23:36 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.