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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Wednesday 18 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing northwest to northeasterly winds across Sydney Waters. The next fresh south to southeasterly change is expected around the middle of Wednesday. Winds will return to the northeast during Thursday as another high builds over the Tasman Sea before another southerly change late Friday or early Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 19 January

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots before dawn then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Friday 20 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 21 January

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Wednesday.

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