East to northeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of King Island in the morning. Winds tending northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon and south to southwesterly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, reaching 1.5/2 metres south of King Island. Outlook Thursday: Southerly 20/25 knots turning east to southeasterly 15/25 knots in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, reaching 2/3 metres south of King Island. Outlook Friday: Easterly 15/25 knots tending northeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Wed 05:29 EDT
17:37 EDT Much of western New South Wales has begun a heat wave, reaching at least five degrees above average for at least five days, averaging a maximum of 35 degrees or more.