Illawarra Marine Weather Overview
Tides for WollongongHigh Thu 11:43 EST (1.6m)
Low Thu 18:02 EST (0.3m)
High Fri 00:07 EST (1.4m)
Low Fri 06:14 EST (0.4m)
forecast windsThursday: S/SW 30 kts
Friday: S 30 kts
Saturday: S 15/20 kts
Northwesterly 10/15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the late morning, reaching 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres. Swell: Northeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Southerly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the morning, tending southeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. 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 Thu 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
most recent warnings
Gale Warning for the Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast and Sydney Coast. Strong Wind Warning for all remaining coasts inc Sydney Inshore
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Canberra has shivered its way through the most cold nights since 1997 and its wettest winter since 2005.
It's the weather phrase that makes the coastal dwellers of New South Wales shudder - East Coast Low.
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