Wednesday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Thursday: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/20 knots early in the morning then turning south to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Southerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 3/4 metres.Issued Wed 10:00 WST
13:28 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.