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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 28 February 2015.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure ridge lies across the Tasman Sea. During this afternoon and evening northerly winds along the New South Wales coast will increase ahead of a southerly change associated with a cold front expected to develop on the far south coast early Sunday, then extend to Sydney Waters in the afternoon. Winds will then tend southeast to northeasterly early in the new week as the next high moves over from the west.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Sunday 1 March

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Closed Waters

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 25 to 30 knots in the mid to late afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 80% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening.

Monday 2 March

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.

Tuesday 3 March

Winds
Northerly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Wednesday 4 March

Winds
Northeasterly below 10 knots increasing 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 EDT Sunday.

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