Easterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds turning northeasterly 15/25 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Thursday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots turning easterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore east of Albany in the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon.Issued Wed 04:00 WST
09:16 EDT Persistent dry conditions over the past two summers in central west New South Wales have forced the State Government to implement contingency measures for some water users.