Sydney Closed Waters Forecast: Sydney Harbour, Pittwater and Botany Bay

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. This pattern is generating a vigorous westerly airstream over southern and central parts of the New South Wales coast. A stronger cold front is expected to sweep across the region during Thursday and Friday, after which winds should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Wednesday 30 July

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, locally reaching 20 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Thursday 31 July

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Friday 1 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the day then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

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

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 am EST Wednesday.

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