Wednesday: Easterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots west of Kalumburu in the late morning. Winds turning northeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre west of Kalumburu. Thursday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots east of Kalumburu in the morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres east of Kalumburu during the morning. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Wed 10:00 WST
14:32 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.