Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then tending south to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots increasing 15/20 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 25 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Wed 04:01 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.