Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
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forecast windsTuesday: SE increasing 10/15 kts
Wednesday: SE 15/20 kts
Thursday: S/SE 10/15 kts
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots north of Yamba in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.Issued Tue 04:10 EDT
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, S
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