Illawarra Marine Weather Overview
Tides for WollongongLow Tue 06:21 EST (0.2m)
High Tue 12:36 EST (1.4m)
Low Tue 18:23 EST (0.5m)
High Wed 00:35 EST (1.6m)
forecast windsTuesday: S/SW 30 kts
Wednesday: SE 15/20 kts
Thursday: N/NE 10/15 kts
Monday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Port Kembla in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Port Kembla. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Tuesday: South to southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning easterly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore.Issued Mon 22:00 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
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