Sydney Coastal Waters Forecast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Monday 10 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system near to the east of the New South Wales coast is currently bringing strong to gale force winds and large seas to parts of the coast. Conditions should gradually ease over the next 24 hours as a high pressure ridge moves over the state and the low moves away to the east. A front is then expected to enter the state on Wednesday, slipping to the south Thursday. A second front enters the state Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 11 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 12 August

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Thursday 13 August

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind 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.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EST Tuesday.

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