Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BallinaHigh Thu 11:40 EST (1.4m)
Low Thu 17:57 EST (0.3m)
High Thu 23:48 EST (1.3m)
Low Fri 06:13 EST (0.2m)
forecast windsThursday: NW 30 kts
Friday: SW 30 kts
Saturday: S 15/20 kts
Thursday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Friday: Southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 10:09 EST
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
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Gale Warning for Macquarie, Hunter and Sydney Coasts. Strong Wind Warning for all remaining waters incl. Sydney Closed Waters
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A band of thunderstorms swept across NSW and QLD late last night and into this morning, bringing a thundery alarm.
Canberra has shivered its way through the most cold nights since 1997 and its wettest winter since 2005.
It's the weather phrase that makes the coastal dwellers of New South Wales shudder - East Coast Low.