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

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Forecast issued at 4:08 pm EDT on Thursday 8 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front lies over Bass Straight and is moving east. Fresh to strong north to northeast winds will shift south to southwesterly overnight front moves through Sydney Waters. Winds will ease during Friday. By Saturday evening a new high pressure system will be established in the Tasman Sea with winds tending east to northeasterly once again.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Closed Waters

Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots later in the evening then shifting west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight.

Friday 9 December

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly in the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 11 December

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Monday 12 December

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

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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