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Thursday: NE 10/15 kts
Friday: NE/SE 20/30 kts
Saturday: S/SW 15/20 kts

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Thursday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon then tending northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Friday: Northeasterly 15/25 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 20/30 knots in the morning then tending south to southwesterly 20/25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 40 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. 1st. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning, then tending easterly 2 metres by early evening. 2nd. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon, and northerly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre.

Issued Thu 10:30 EDT

Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, E

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