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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 am EDT on Thursday 8 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A cold front is moving up the coast bringing a strong southerly change. South to southeasterly winds are expected to gradually ease by Friday and then tend northeasterly on Saturday as a ridge of high pressure develops. Another cold front is forecast to approach on the weekend, causing northerly winds to increase on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 9 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 11 December

Winds
Northerly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

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 pm EDT Thursday.

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