Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly in the middle of the day then turning south to southwesterly 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 20/30 knots turning southerly during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Fri 09:50 WST
16:08 EDT Strong winds battered New South Wales yesterday, with some places receiving their strongest wind gusts in seven years.