Hunter Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for NewcastleHigh Wed 23:15 EST (1.7m)
Low Thu 05:24 EST (0.3m)
High Thu 11:49 EST (1.7m)
Low Thu 18:04 EST (0.4m)
Tides for GosfordLow Wed 19:24 EST (-0.1m)
High Thu 01:35 EST (0.8m)
Low Thu 07:46 EST (-0.1m)
High Thu 14:07 EST (0.9m)
forecast windsWednesday: N 25 kts
Thursday: W/SW 35 kts
Friday: S 25/35 kts
Saturday: S/SE 10/15 kts
Wednesday: Northerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Norah Head tonight. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Norah Head. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Thursday: Northerly 20/30 knots shifting west to southwesterly in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore north of Norah Head in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore north of Port Stephens around midday. Swell: South to southeasterly 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Northeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Outlook Friday: Southerly 25/35 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the morning then tending southeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly 2 metres, tending southeasterly 2 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Variable below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 metres during the evening.Issued Wed 16:05 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, SSE
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Gale Warning for Macquarie, Hunter & Sydney Coasts. Strong Wind Warning for all remaining waters incl. Sydney Closed Waters
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