Illawarra Marine Weather Overview
Tides for WollongongHigh Wed 10:50 EST (1.6m)
Low Wed 17:00 EST (0.2m)
High Wed 23:11 EST (1.6m)
Low Thu 05:24 EST (0.2m)
forecast windsWednesday: N/NE 25 kts
Thursday: S/SW 35 kts
Friday: S 20/30 kts
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Port Kembla in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/25 knots shifting south to southwesterly 25/30 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then tending southerly 2 metres later in the evening. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres, tending southeasterly 2/2.5 metres during the morning.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, SE
most recent warnings
Gale Warning Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney Coast, Illawarra and Batemans Coasts, Strong Wind Warning for remaining waters on Thursday
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