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Thursday: W 30 kts
Friday: W 35 kts
Saturday: SW 30/35 kts
Sunday: S/SW 20/30 kts

forecast

Westerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore south of Port Stephens. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Westerly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the day. Winds turning southwesterly 25/30 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly below 0.5 metres, tending southwesterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 30/35 knots turning southerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: Southerly 3/5 metres. Outlook Sunday: South to southwesterly 20/30 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southerly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 3/4 metres during the afternoon.

Issued Thu 16:05 EST

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, S

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