Hunter Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for NewcastleHigh Thu 11:49 EST (1.7m)
Low Thu 18:04 EST (0.4m)
High Fri 00:10 EST (1.5m)
Low Fri 06:15 EST (0.4m)
Tides for GosfordHigh Thu 14:07 EST (0.9m)
Low Thu 20:24 EST (-0.1m)
High Fri 02:31 EST (0.7m)
Low Fri 08:37 EST (-0.0m)
forecast windsThursday: SW 35 kts
Friday: S 35 kts
Saturday: S/SE 10/15 kts
Thursday: Westerly 20/30 knots turning southwesterly 25/30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore north of Norah Head in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore north of Port Stephens during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Friday: Southerly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore north of Norah Head early in the morning. Winds 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 Thu 10:09 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, SE
most recent warnings
Gale Warning for Macquarie, Hunter and Sydney Coasts. Strong Wind Warning for all remaining waters incl. Sydney Closed Waters
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A band of thunderstorms swept across NSW and QLD late last night and into this morning, bringing a thundery alarm.
Canberra has shivered its way through the most cold nights since 1997 and its wettest winter since 2005.
It's the weather phrase that makes the coastal dwellers of New South Wales shudder - East Coast Low.