Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
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forecast windsWednesday: N/NW 30 kts
Thursday: W/SW 20/25 kts
Friday: S/SW 20/30 kts
North to northwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Cape Byron during the afternoon and evening. Winds turning westerly 20/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots turning southerly 15/25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Cape Byron in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres by early evening. 1st. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. 1st. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres. 2nd. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Yamba during the afternoon.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, S
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