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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:18 pm EST on Wednesday 30 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 Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Thursday 31 July

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Closed Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwesterly 25 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
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Sunday 3 August

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 Thursday.

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