Illawarra Marine Weather Overview
Tides for WollongongHigh Wed 23:11 EST (1.6m)
Low Thu 05:24 EST (0.2m)
High Thu 11:43 EST (1.6m)
Low Thu 18:02 EST (0.3m)
forecast windsWednesday: N 20/25 kts
Thursday: S/SW 30 kts
Friday: S 20/30 kts
Saturday: S 15/20 kts
Wednesday: Northerly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 20/25 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Outlook Friday: Southerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Saturday: Variable below 10 knots becoming southerly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres north of Point Perpendicular.Issued Wed 16:05 EST
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
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Gale Warning for Macquarie, Hunter & Sydney Coasts. Strong Wind Warning for all remaining waters incl. Sydney Closed Waters
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