Illawarra Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Wollongong
forecast windsThursday: SW 30 kts
Friday: SW 15/25 kts
Saturday: W/NW 10/15 kts
Thursday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon. 1st. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning southerly during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming west to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 10:23 EST
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, S
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Strong Wind Warning: Coffs, Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts. Cancellation: Sydney Waters and Byron Coast
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