East to northeasterly 15/20 knots easing to about 10 knots by late morning before shifting southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots for a period in the late afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending northeasterly before dawn then becoming variable to about 10 knots by late morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10/15 knots during the day then tending southerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots tending southerly 15/20 knots during the day then turning east to southeasterly during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday.Issued Thu 04:00 WST
14:47 EDT It has been a dry end to the summer and start of autumn in New South Wales, with many parts of the state still parched, having had little or no rain from January to March.