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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 Thursday 29 February 2024
for the period until midnight EDT Monday 4 March 2024.

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

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slow-moving. A cold front is forecast to pass to the south today while its associated trough brings a southerly change to the Sydney coast overnight, before weakening on the Hunter coast early Friday. Another trough and southerly change is expected to move along the coast during Saturday, reaching Sydney during the late morning. A deep low pressure is expected to develop over the southern Tasman Sea on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, shifting south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: Southerly 20 to 25 knots, easing to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning and becoming variable below 10 knots by late morning. Winds then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the day then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Monday 4 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

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

* 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.