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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Local Waters Forecast for Sydney Enclosed Waters

Issued at 4:05 am EST on Tuesday 4 August 2020
for the period until midnight EST Friday 7 August 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

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Weather Situation

Northwesterly winds are expected to shift west to southwesterly late today or early Wednesday as a cold front crosses the region. Following this, winds will slowly turn northeasterly by Friday, as the front and its associated low move towards New Zealand.

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Friday 7 August

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northeasterly during the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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