Sydney Offshore Marine Weather Overview
Tides for SydneyHigh Wed 10:51 EST (1.7m)
Low Wed 17:01 EST (0.3m)
High Wed 23:12 EST (1.6m)
Low Thu 05:23 EST (0.3m)
forecast windsWednesday: N/NE 15/20 kts
Thursday: SW 35 kts
Friday: S 20/30 kts
West to southwesterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 2/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending southeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 20/30 knots in the late morning or early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then tending southerly 1.5/2 metres later in the evening. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 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 to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres, tending southeasterly 2/2.5 metres during the afternoon.Issued Wed 04:10 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 2.5m, SE
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For Thursday Gale Warning Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney Coast, Illawarra and Batemans Coasts; Strong Wind Warning for remaining waters
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