Northeasterly 15/20 knots, grading to 20/30 knots offshore and in the east during the morning and early afternoon. Winds easing to 10/15 knots over western waters and near the coast during the afternoon but averaging 20/25 knots in the far east. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: North to northeasterly 15/25 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15/20 knots in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the day and increasing to 15/25 knots in the east. Inshore winds tending south to southeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the west. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Wed 05:10 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.