Hunter Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for NewcastleHigh Wed 10:57 EST (1.8m)
Low Wed 17:03 EST (0.3m)
High Wed 23:15 EST (1.7m)
Low Thu 05:24 EST (0.3m)
Tides for GosfordLow Wed 06:58 EST (-0.2m)
High Wed 13:14 EST (0.9m)
Low Wed 19:24 EST (-0.1m)
High Thu 01:35 EST (0.8m)
forecast windsWednesday: N/NE 15/20 kts
Thursday: W/SW 35 kts
Friday: S 20/30 kts
Westerly 10/15 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then tending southeasterly 1.5 metres later in the evening. Outlook Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20/30 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore south of Port Stephens in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning, increasing to 3/4 metres south of Port Stephens by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Port Stephens around midday. Swell: Below 0.5 metres, tending east to northeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then tending northeasterly around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Friday: Southerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 metres during the evening. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 2.5m, SE
most recent warnings
For Thursday; Gale Warning Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney Coast, Illawarra and Batemans Coasts; Strong Wind Warning for remaining waters
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Much of the state has seen great rainfall over winter, with only the north and central coast missing out.
Snow has fallen in Western Australia's Stirling Ranges, including Bluff Knoll, for the second time in a matter of weeks, after a chilly night in the Great Southern.
Amateur photographers have been all too happy to bid farewell to winter in stunning style, capturing picture-perfect shots of the first day of spring from around the country.