Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BallinaHigh Thu 11:40 EST (1.4m)
Low Thu 17:57 EST (0.3m)
High Thu 23:48 EST (1.3m)
Low Fri 06:13 EST (0.2m)
forecast windsThursday: N/NW 30 kts
Friday: SW 20/30 kts
Saturday: S 15/20 kts
North to northwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore, turning westerly in the late afternoon or evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots, turning south to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, S
most recent warnings
Gale Warning for the Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast and Sydney Coast. Strong Wind Warning for all remaining coasts inc Sydney Inshore
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