Wednesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the morning. Thursday: Southerly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/25 knots early in the morning then turning southeasterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning easterly during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres.Issued Wed 10:00 WST
13:56 EST Emergency crews are searching for two people whose car was washed away by flash flooding near Maitland in the Hunter Valley, as gale force winds and heavy rain continue to batter Sydney and surrounding areas.