Wednesday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms with hail south of King Island. Thursday: Westerly 15/25 knots turning south to southwesterly 20/30 knots early in the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres, tending southwesterly in the morning. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the morning with possible hail. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Wed 22:01 EDT
17:37 EDT North western New South Wales is in the grip of one of the worst droughts on record, less than two years after the area was covered in floodwaters.