Sydney Coastal Waters Forecast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking

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Forecast issued at 11:04 am EDT on Wednesday 21 November 2018.

Weather Situation

Northwest winds will strengthen today as a cold front approaches the region from the west, with a southerly change extending along the far south coast during the day. Another front is expected to cross the southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday, with strong to gale force westerly winds developing along parts of the coast, as a deep low pressure system low forms over the southwestern Tasman Sea. The low will remain slow moving on Friday and Saturday, maintaining strong winds along the southern half of the coast, before moving eastwards and weakening around Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Thursday 22 November

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 25 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 23 November

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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

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