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

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Forecast issued at 10:09 am EDT on Friday 23 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A high-pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is slowly heading east while a deep low south of the Bight is forecast to pass well to the south over the next couple of days. A cold front and trough associated with the low will bring a gusty southerly change to local waters on Friday evening. Southerly winds will tend northeasterly from Sunday onwards as a new high pressure system drifts across the coastal waters.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Enclosed Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening, possibly severe with large hail.

Saturday 24 February

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Sunday 25 February

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 26 February

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Friday.

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