Westerly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the afternoon. Winds tending southwesterly 20/30 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, tending west to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres around midday, then tending southwesterly 2/3 metres by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the far east early in the morning. Winds shifting east to southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres in the far east. Outlook Saturday: Easterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.Issued Thu 10:48 EDT
14:47 EDT It has been a dry end to the summer and start of autumn in New South Wales, with many parts of the state still parched, having had little or no rain from January to March.