Widespread rain about central parts of the coast, heavy at times, extending onto the adjacent ranges and western slopes although generally less intense further inland. The chance of showers through remaining central and eastern districts, most likely on the southern coast. Isolated thunderstorms about the Hunter and Mid North Coasts. Fine and mostly sunny in the far west. Fresh to strong southeast to southwesterly winds, reaching gale-force along central parts of the coast, tending northwesterly in the northeast. Large seas creating dangerous surf conditions along much of the coast, with potential to cause damage by way of coastal erosion in central parts.