North to northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the afternoon and increasing to 20/25 knots this evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots easing to about 10 knots during the day and tending south to southeasterly 10/15 knots inshore in the afternoon. Winds throughout then tending west to southwesterly about 15 knots later in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.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.