Hunter Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for NewcastleHigh Sat 10:01 EST (1.5m)
Low Sat 15:36 EST (0.5m)
High Sat 22:04 EST (2.0m)
Low Sun 04:40 EST (0.3m)
Tides for GosfordHigh Sat 12:16 EST (0.7m)
Low Sat 17:57 EST (0.0m)
High Sun 00:24 EST (1.1m)
Low Sun 07:03 EST (-0.1m)
forecast windsSaturday: W/NW 20 kts
Sunday: W/SW 10/15 kts
Monday: W 15/25 kts
West to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Norah Head during the afternoon and evening. Winds tending west to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Norah Head during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots turning northwesterly in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Monday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly 15/25 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore north of Norah Head during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Norah Head.Issued Sat 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
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