Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
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forecast windsThursday: NE 40 kts
Friday: S 50 kts
Saturday: S 30/35 kts
Sunday: S 25/35 kts
Thursday: Northeasterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots in the evening. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Northerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Yamba. Friday: East to northeasterly 25/35 knots shifting southerly 30/45 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 50 knots during the morning. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres during the morning. 1st. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 3/5 metres around midday. 2nd. Swell: Northeasterly 2/4 metres during the morning, decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 30/35 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. 1st. Swell: Southerly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. 2nd. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 25/35 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. 1st. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres. 2nd. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 16:05 EDT
Seas: Up to 6.0m
Swell: Up to 5.0m, NE
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NSW floods: SES evacuation orders and warnings for Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads areas as rescues underway
An evacuation order has been issued by the SES for areas around Murwillumbah, Condong and Tumbulgum, with further warnings in place for areas around Tweed Heads, as floodwaters threaten towns and properties in northern NSW.
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