Hunter Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for NewcastleHigh Wed 13:36 EST (1.6m)
Low Wed 19:33 EST (0.6m)
High Thu 01:41 EST (1.6m)
Low Thu 08:05 EST (0.4m)
Tides for GosfordHigh Wed 15:54 EST (0.8m)
Low Wed 21:53 EST (0.1m)
High Thu 04:02 EST (0.8m)
Low Thu 10:30 EST (-0.0m)
forecast windsWednesday: S 15/20 kts
Thursday: E/NE 10/15 kts
Friday: N 15/20 kts
Southerly 15/20 knots turning southeasterly 10/15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then tending north to northeasterly in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Northerly 15/20 knots turning northwesterly during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore south of Norah Head. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre during the evening.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
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