East to southeast 10/15 knots and southerly afternoon seabreezes 10/15 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo, turning southeasterly 15/20 knots throughout in the evening. Seas: 0.5/1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the west in the evening. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo. Outlook Wednesday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to 5/10 knots late morning then tending south to southeasterly 10/15 knots mid afternoon. Seas: 0.5/1 metre. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/2 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo during the morning.Issued Tue 05:33 CST
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.