Sydney ferry worker films harrowing scenes as waves crash during harbour commute

Incredible video capturing the wrath of the ferocious weather that hit New South Wales' eastern regions this week has been caught by a ferry worker in Sydney.

Shot on Wednesday at around 8pm, the video shows enormous waves rising and crashing violently along the side of a ferry travelling from Sydney's Circular Quay to Manly across Sydney harbour.

Photo: Instagram/Haig Gilchrist
Photo: Instagram/Haig Gilchrist

“It’s been fairly big, and we’ve had some freak waves. It was spectacular," Deckhand Haig Gilchrist, 47, told the Manly Daily.

“Weather does everything for the shots. A clear, blue sky day is nothing.”

The commute is known to be a rough ride during times of bad weather for regular commuters.

Photo: Instagram/Haig Gilchrist

“The regular commuters are calm and cool but the tourists panic a little bit,” he said.

Forecasters say the worst of New South Wales' heavy rain and harsh winds is over as parts of the Hunter region reel from flood devastation this week.

Photo: Instagram/Haig Gilchrist

Residents at Raymond Terrace near Newcastle and Dungog in the upper Hunter were evacuated from their homes as the area saw record-breaking rainfall for the month of January.

In Sydney, temperatures will reach 25 degrees Celsius today and 27 degrees Celsius tomorrow.