Hunter Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for NewcastleLow Wed 13:12 EST (0.5m)
High Wed 19:48 EST (1.9m)
Low Thu 02:24 EST (0.4m)
High Thu 08:23 EST (1.5m)
Tides for GosfordHigh Wed 09:52 EST (0.7m)
Low Wed 15:33 EST (0.0m)
High Wed 22:08 EST (1.0m)
Low Thu 04:45 EST (-0.1m)
forecast windsWednesday: W/SW 10/15 kts
Thursday: SW 35 kts
Friday: S 25/30 kts
West to southwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Westerly 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots in the morning then tending southwesterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore south of Port Stephens in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Outlook Friday: Southerly 25/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, S
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Gale Warning for Thursday for Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden Coasts. Strong wind warning Byron and Coffs Coast
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