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

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Forecast issued at 10:06 pm EDT on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman extends a ridge to the northwest directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales north and central coasts while a cold front is bringing a southerly change along the south coast. Winds are expected to turn southeasterly by Saturday as a another high moves towards Tasmania extending a ridge to the east and along the coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 24 February

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots ahead of a southerly change 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon or evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the evening.

Saturday 25 February

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southerly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Sunday 26 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 27 February

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

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 Friday.

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