Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Ballina
forecast windsWednesday: S 25 kts
Thursday: N 10/15 kts
Friday: NW 15/20 kts
Wednesday: Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: South to southeasterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres during the morning, then tending 2/2.5 metres around midday. Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northwesterly in the evening. Reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Yamba in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots turning southwesterly 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Wed 10:00 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m, SSE
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Looking back over the month, it has certainly been one of contrasts over New South Wales.
It could be another month before a key Tasmanian rail service, the Western Line, can be re-opened after flood damage.
The cold fronts that have frozen southeastern Australia haven't had the gas to push far enough north to cool Darwin, with heat records for the NT capital.