Wednesday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Thursday: Northerly 20/25 knots increasing to 25/30 knots in the early afternoon then tending northwesterly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning.Issued Wed 22:00 EST
17:37 EDT North western New South Wales is in the grip of one of the worst droughts on record, less than two years after the area was covered in floodwaters.