Thursday: South to southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre. Friday: Southerly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots near Eddystone Point early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10/15 knots in the morning then tending easterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre in the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.Issued Thu 10:01 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.