|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
Southerly 20/30 knots turning southwesterly 10/20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms this morning with possible hail. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15/25 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending northwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 05:01 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.