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

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Monday 22 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will drift slowly east during the coming days, while maintaining a ridge towards the Queensland coast. This will generate freshening north to northeasterly winds along the Sydney coast before a trough developing near the state's western border shifts eastwards and brings a short-lived southerly change on Wednesday. A cold front looks likely to bring a more vigorous southerly change during Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Closed Waters

Winds
Northeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 23 December

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Closed Waters

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 24 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 25 December

Winds
Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 26 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, ahead of a southerly change of 20 to 25 knots during the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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 Tuesday.

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