Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BallinaHigh Sat 09:43 EST (1.3m)
Low Sat 15:45 EST (0.2m)
High Sat 22:11 EST (1.7m)
Low Sun 04:56 EST (0.2m)
forecast windsSaturday: S/SW 20 kts
Sunday: W 10/15 kts
Monday: NW 15/20 kts
South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 10/15 knots early in the morning then turning north to northwesterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Monday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots tending westerly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Yamba.Issued Sat 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 2.5m, S
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