Byron Coast Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BallinaHigh Wed 10:49 EST (1.4m)
Low Wed 17:04 EST (0.2m)
High Wed 23:01 EST (1.4m)
Low Thu 05:29 EST (0.1m)
forecast windsWednesday: N 25 kts
Thursday: N/NW 30 kts
Friday: SW 20/30 kts
West to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming northerly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Yamba in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Winds turning west to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cape Byron during the morning. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning south to southeasterly 15/25 knots during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1/2 metres, tending southerly 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
most recent warnings
For Thursday Gale Warning Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney Coast, Illawarra and Batemans Coasts; Strong Wind Warning for remaining waters
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Several significant cold snaps in July were the only remarkable weather events in what the Bureau of Meteorology has labelled an average winter.
Much of the state has seen great rainfall over winter, with only the north and central coast missing out.
Snow has fallen in Western Australia's Stirling Ranges, including Bluff Knoll, for the second time in a matter of weeks, after a chilly night in the Great Southern.