Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
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forecast windsThursday: S/SW 15/20 kts
Friday: S/SW 20 kts
Saturday: S 15/25 kts
Sunday: S 20/25 kts
Thursday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Cape Byron. Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 20/25 knots turning southeasterly 15/20 knots during the day. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 1st. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. 2nd. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cape Byron during the morning.Issued Thu 16:05 EST
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 2.5m, S
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