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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 am EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards eastern Queensland, and is directing generally fresh northerly winds along the New South Wales coast. A trough is forecast to bring a southerly change to the Sydney area during this morning before stalling and decaying. A brief return to northerly winds will precede the next trough and southerly change, expected on Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. 20% chance of a shower this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm this evening.

Sunday 26 October

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Monday 27 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then turning south to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tuesday 28 October

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming variable during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

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 pm EDT Saturday.

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