Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BallinaHigh Fri 07:51 EST (1.3m)
Low Fri 14:02 EST (0.1m)
High Fri 20:27 EST (1.7m)
Low Sat 03:07 EST (0.2m)
forecast windsFriday: NW 20 kts
Saturday: N 15/20 kts
Sunday: N 15/25 kts
Thursday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of Cape Byron in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cape Byron later in the evening. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Cape Byron. Friday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Yamba early in the morning. Winds turning west to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 22:41 EST
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, N
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