Tuesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Wednesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable below 10 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore.Issued Tue 10:00 EST
11:37 EST Tens of thousands of people are without power and SES crews have answered more than 3,000 emergency calls as heavy rain and "cyclonic" winds topping 130kph continue to lash Sydney, the Hunter and the NSW Central Coast.