Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the west in the late morning. Winds turning southerly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the east. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Tuesday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres.Issued Mon 10:02 EST
11:18 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.