Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the far east in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Wednesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the far east during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 2.5/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.Issued Tue 11:04 EST
11:29 EST Tens of thousands of people are without power and SES crews have answered more than 3,000 emergency calls as heavy rain and "cyclonic" winds topping 130kph continue to lash Sydney, the Hunter and the NSW Central Coast.