New South Wales

Wind 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.

Sydney Closed Waters

Wednesday 19 February

Synoptic Situation: A low pressure system has formed over the southwestern Tasman Sea and is expected to move away to the east, bringing vigorous winds and hazardous surf conditions to southern waters tonight and tomorrow. Southwest to southeasterly winds will ease later Thursday and during Friday as a ridge of high pressure pushes along the New South Wales coast and the low moves away. Winds are then forecast to turn northeasterly as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea during the weekend.

Wednesday 19 February

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, shifting southerly about 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Clear.

Thursday 20 February

Winds: South to southwesterly about 15 knots tending south to southeasterly during the day. Winds locally reaching 20 knots at times.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Friday 21 February

Winds: West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the day.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Saturday 22 February

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Sunday 23 February

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.