Sydney Coastal Waters Forecast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking

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Forecast issued at 10:14 am EDT on Monday 8 March 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing northerly winds along the New South Wales coast today, while a low pressure trough approaches from the west. This trough will bring a southerly change to southern waters tonight, extending to central areas on Tuesday before stalling and decaying on the northern coast. Following this, a new high is forecast to move from the Bight to the Tasman Sea mid-week, bringing a gradual return to northerly winds in most coastal areas by Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tuesday 9 March

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the late morning, reaching 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Wednesday 10 March

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 4:05 pm EDT Monday.

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