Monday: Southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Tuesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day then east to southeasterly during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore.Issued Mon 10:00 EST
10:46 EST A retired army officer has been appointed to lead the recovery effort after storms and floods caused damage and destruction in parts of New South Wales.