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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 21 April 2015.

Weather Situation

An intense low pressure system lies just off the Hunter coast this evening, and is expected to move gradually southwards during Wednesday. Gale force winds are being generated on the southern side of this low, accompanied by dangerous surf conditions. During Wednesday and Thursday the low is forecast to gradually weaken into a trough and lose influence on the New South Wales coast as a ridge extends across from the west.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Closed Waters

Winds
Southerly 30 to 45 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 22 April

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Closed Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain and showers heavy at times in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 23 April

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Friday 24 April

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 25 April

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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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