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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge to southeast Queensland, while a deep low lies well south of Tasmania. A cold front associated with this low is bringing a gusty southerly change to the southern New South Wales coast this afternoon, extending to the Sydney coast later tonight. It is expected to weaken fairly rapidly to the north during Friday as a high pressure system moves from the Bight to the Tasman Sea. Another cold front is forecast to reach the southern coast later Saturday, reaching Sydney early Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Friday 25 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Saturday 26 April

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Sunday 27 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Monday 28 April

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

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 Friday.

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