High wind as floods recede

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a coastal waters wind warning for New South Wales waters between Point Danger and Wooli.

The south to south-west airstream in the wake of the change is easing in the south but persisting in the north as a high south of the Bight ridges towards Bass Strait with south-easterly winds up to 30 knots and a combined sea and swell increase of up to four metres.

Volunteer Marine Rescue Point Danger radio operator Jim Leuver said not even surfers liked the conditions.

“I only saw a handful of surfers out there today,” he said. “There's too much wind and whitewater.”

The bureau also gave a final flood warning for the Tweed River at Chinderah as it peaked slightly under minor flood level yesterday morning.

The Richmond Tweed State Emergency Service has warned that, even though the final warning had been issued, water could still be present in low-lying areas.



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