Hunter Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for NewcastleHigh Fri 12:01 EDT (1.8m)
Low Fri 18:22 EDT (0.3m)
High Sat 00:41 EDT (1.7m)
Low Sat 06:41 EDT (0.4m)
Tides for GosfordLow Fri 08:06 EDT (-0.1m)
High Fri 14:23 EDT (0.9m)
Low Fri 20:43 EDT (-0.1m)
High Sat 02:57 EDT (0.8m)
forecast windsFriday: E/NE 10/15 kts
Saturday: NE 15/20 kts
Sunday: N/NE 15/20 kts
East to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres south of Port Stephens during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Norah Head. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.Issued Fri 04:22 EDT
Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, E
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