Illawarra Marine Weather Overview
Tides for WollongongHigh Wed 13:34 EST (1.5m)
Low Wed 19:31 EST (0.6m)
High Thu 01:36 EST (1.5m)
Low Thu 08:08 EST (0.4m)
forecast windsWednesday: S/SE 20 kts
Thursday: N/NE 10/15 kts
Friday: W/NW 15/20 kts
South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 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 north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
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