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

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 6 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a weak ridge into New South Wales, promoting light winds over Sydney waters this evening. Winds will shift northerly and gradually increase during Saturday and Sunday as a trough and associated cold front approach from the west. This system is expected to bring a gusty westerly wind change as it crosses the coast during Monday, reinforced by the passage of a second cold front on Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Easterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 7 May

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 8 May

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of rain.

Monday 9 May

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of rain.

Tuesday 10 May

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 EST Saturday.

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