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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Monday 15 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A deep low centred near Tasmania is directing generally westerly winds over the New South Wales coast today, fresh to strong in some areas. The low is forecast to weaken and move away during Tuesday. This will allow a ridge to extend over New South Wales, delivering southerly winds to most coastal waters. Winds are expected to tend northerly from later on Wednesday and then increase during Thursday, ahead of a cold front, which will bring a west to southwesterly change on Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, locally reaching 20 knots in the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 16 August

Winds
Northwesterly below 10 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming southwesterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 17 August

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly in the middle of the day then turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 18 August

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 19 August

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 am EST Tuesday.

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