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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 am EST on Thursday 2 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, and will gradually drift east during the next few days. During Thursday and Friday a trough is forecast to affect the Sydney coast as another cold front passes to the south. By Saturday, the high is expected to reach the Tasman Sea, bringing a return to generally northerly winds for the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metre.

Friday 3 October

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 4 October

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Sunday 5 October

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 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 pm EST Thursday.

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