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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Local Waters Forecast for Sydney Enclosed Waters

Issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 29 February 2020
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 4 March 2020.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Warning Information

Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure ridge stretches along the NSW coast and will persist during the weekend. A cold front is expected to sweep across the southern half of the coast on Monday, resulting in a southerly change reaching the Sydney Waters during Monday evening. In the wake of the front a new high pressure ridge will develop, resulting in strengthening onshore winds from Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday 29 February until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Sunday 1 March

Winds: Northwesterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Monday 2 March

Winds: Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening, reaching up to 30 knots at times. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 3 March

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots early, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning, then becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 4 March

Winds: Southeasterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 am EDT Sunday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.