Forecast issued at 4:05 am EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.
A high pressure system will strengthen in the Tasman Sea today as a cold front approaches from the southwest, with northeasterly winds increasing over Sydney Closed Waters. The front is expected to reach the Sydney coast during the day Saturday with fresh to strong northwest winds before a southwesterly change. Winds will tend fresh southeasterly on Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Saturday 1 November
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots before dawn then shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon.
Sunday 2 November
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 0.5 metres.
Monday 3 November
- East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots during the morning.
- Below 0.5 metres..
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
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 pm EDT Friday.