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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the north coast of New South Wales, maintaining northeasterly winds over Sydney waters. A low pressure trough will move up the southern and central coasts on Sunday, with an associated southerly change reaching Sydney waters on Sunday afternoon. Winds will weaken and turn southeasterly over Sydney waters on Monday, before a second, stronger southerly changes moves up the coast on Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Sunday 14 February

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers.

Monday 15 February

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tuesday 16 February

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday 17 February

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 Sunday.

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