Thursday: South to southwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots in the late morning. Winds decreasing to 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Friday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre.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.