New South Wales Weather Forecast

Sydney Closed Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Sydney Closed Waters
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Weather Situation
A trough over the far north will weaken as a low develops off central parts of the coast later tonight. Winds speeds in the vicinity of the low are expected to increase this evening. The low will move rapidly east away from the coast during the first half of Thursday, promoting south to southwesterly winds. A high pressure system will move over the Bight on Thursday and then slowly move east over southeastern Australia during Friday and Saturday, extending a ridge across the Waters.
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Around 0.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Winds may reach up to 30 knots early in the morning.
Seas: Around 0.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the day.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Forecast for Sunday, 28 August
Winds: West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Byron Coast: Point Danger to Wooli Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Byron Coast: Point Danger to Wooli
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northwesterly 15 to 20 knots this evening and reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Byron at night.
Seas: About 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Cape Byron during the morning. Turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Yamba in the early morning.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Yamba by early evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Cape Byron in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Coffs Coast: Wooli to Smoky Cape Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Coffs Coast: Wooli to Smoky Cape
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore later in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Coffs Harbour.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly during the day.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Macquarie Coast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Macquarie Coast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly in the late evening. Reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly early in the morning. Reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Hunter Coast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Hunter Coast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to southeast 20 to 30 knots south of about Newcastle and becoming westerly 15 to 20 knots north of Newcastle this evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres south of Port Stephens.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots early in the morning. Decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2 metres by early evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Norah Head.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sydney Coast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Sydney Coast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: South to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning. Turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly in the middle of the day.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Illawarra Coast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Illawarra Coast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Point Perpendicular in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore north of Point Perpendicular by early evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre.Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Kembla later in the evening.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Batemans Coast: Ulladulla to Montague Island Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Batemans Coast: Ulladulla to Montague Island
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: About 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Moruya Heads.South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots becoming southerly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then tending southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Moruya Heads around midday.Easterly below 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Eden Coast: Montague Island to Gabo Island Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Eden Coast: Montague Island to Gabo Island
Issued: Wednesday, 24 August 4:05PM
Forecast for Wednesday, 24 August
Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Green Cape in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore north of Green Cape, 60% chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Thursday, 25 August
Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Merimbula during the day.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.
Forecast for Friday, 26 August
Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Green Cape by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning and afternoon.
Forecast for Saturday, 27 August
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Weather Forecast supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology