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Thursday: NE 25/40 kts
Friday: S 50 kts
Saturday: S 30/35 kts
Sunday: S 25/35 kts


Thursday: Northeasterly 25/40 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore north of Cape Byron. Swell: Northerly 1.5 metres. Friday: East to northeasterly 25/35 knots shifting southerly 30/45 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 50 knots during the morning. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres during the morning. 1st. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3/5 metres around midday. 2nd. Swell: Northerly 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 2/4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 30/35 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. 1st. Swell: Southerly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. 2nd. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 25/35 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. 1st. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres. 2nd. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.

Issued Thu 22:00 EDT

Seas: Up to 6.0m
Swell: Up to 5.0m, NE

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