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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Local Waters Forecast for Sydney Enclosed Waters

Issued at 4:05 am EDT on Wednesday 8 February 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 11 February 2023.

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

A high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge into the Tasman Sea, while a weak trough remains almost stationary over the southern New South Wales coast bringing onshore winds to coastal areas. From Thursday most waters will see northeasterly winds as a high moves over the Tasman Sea, with the next significant southerly change expected on Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 9 February

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 10 February

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Winds easing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 11 February

Winds: Northerly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.