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NSW Maritime advises skippers to be on alert Monday 06 February 2012

Conditions tomorrow are expected to exceed Fresh winds for the following locations:

Coffs Coast: Fresh winds.

Nearshore Forecast

Monday

E swell 3-4ft exposed coasts, gradually easing. WIND: NW to NE 10 to 15 knots tending NE 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Tuesday

ESE tradewind swell 2-4ft exposed coasts. WIND: ESE 10 to 20 knots.

Wednesday

ESE tradewind swell 2-3ft+, increasing during the day. WIND: SE 10 to 15 knots.

Marine Forecast

Coffs Coast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

Forecast for Monday 6 February Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending northeast to northwesterly during the morning then tending south to southeasterly during the afternoon. Winds becoming southerly 10 to 20 knots by early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. Issued at 4:50 am EDT on Sunday 5 February 2012 for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 7 February 2012.

Macquarie Coast: Fresh winds.

Nearshore Forecast

Sunday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches early, increasing to 3-5ft into the afternoon. WIND: Early light WNW 5 to 10 knots tending ESE 10 to 15 knots during the morning and ENE during the afternoon.

Monday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches, grading a foot or so smaller elsewhere. WIND: Early light N/NW tending NNE 5 to 10 knots tending ESE during the afternoon.

Tuesday

ESE speculatively 3 to 4ft open coasts, mixing in with S windswell around 2 - 3ft south facing beaches. WIND: S 20 to 30 tending SSE during the afternoon.

Wednesday

ESE and S swells 2-3ft exposed coasts. WIND: S 15 to 20 knots tending SSE later.

Marine Forecast

Macquarie Coast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

Forecast for Monday 6 February Winds: Northerly 5 to 10 knots tending southwesterly up to 15 knots around midday then tending southerly up to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. Issued at 4:50 am EDT on Sunday 5 February 2012 for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 7 February 2012.

Hunter Coast: Strong winds.

Nearshore Forecast

Sunday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches early, increasing to 3-5ft into the afternoon. WIND: Early light WNW 5 to 10 knots tending ESE 10 to 15 knots during the morning and ENE during the afternoon.

Monday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches, grading a foot or so smaller elsewhere. WIND: Early light N/NW tending NNE 5 to 10 knots tending ESE during the afternoon.

Tuesday

ESE speculatively 3 to 4ft open coasts, mixing in with S windswell around 2 - 3ft south facing beaches. WIND: S 20 to 30 tending SSE during the afternoon.

Wednesday

ESE and S swells 2-3ft exposed coasts. WIND: S 15 to 20 knots tending SSE later.

Marine Forecast

Hunter Coast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

Forecast for Monday 6 February Winds: North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly up to 20 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly around midday. Winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Up to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. Issued at 4:50 am EDT on Sunday 5 February 2012 for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 7 February 2012.

Sydney: Strong winds.

Nearshore Forecast

Sunday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches early, increasing to 3-5ft into the afternoon. WIND: Early light WNW 5 to 10 knots tending N/NE 10 to 15 knots during the morning and NE 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.

Monday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches, grading a foot or so smaller elsewhere. WIND: Early light N/NW tending NNE 10 to 20 knots ahead of a S change 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon.

Tuesday

ESE speculatively 3 to 4ft open coasts, mixing in with S windswell around 2 - 3ft south facing beaches. WIND: S 20 to 30 tending SSE during the afternoon.

Wednesday

ESE and S swells 2-3ft exposed coasts. WIND: S 15 to 20 knots tending SSE later.

Marine Forecast

Sydney Coast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking

Forecast for Monday 6 February Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southerly 20 to 25 knots around midday. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly during the evening. Seas: Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. Issued at 4:50 am EDT on Sunday 5 February 2012 for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 7 February 2012.

Sydney Closed Waters: Fresh winds.

Marine Forecast

Sydney Closed Waters

Forecast for Monday 6 February Winds: North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly around dawn then tending south to southwesterly during the morning. Winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots around midday. Seas: 0.5 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeast up to 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 1 metre. Forecast for Wednesday 8 February Winds: Light winds tending east to southeasterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Sunday. Issued at 4:45 am EDT on Sunday 5 February 2012 for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 8 February 2012.

Illawarra: Near gale.

Nearshore Forecast

Sunday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches early, increasing to 3-5ft into the afternoon. WIND: Early light WNW 5 to 10 knots tending N/NE 10 to 15 knots during the morning and NE 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.

Monday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches, grading a foot or so smaller elsewhere. WIND: Early light N/NW tending NNE 10 to 20 knots ahead of a S change 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon.

Tuesday

ESE speculatively 3 to 4ft open coasts, mixing in with S windswell around 2 - 3ft south facing beaches. WIND: S 20 to 30 tending SSE during the afternoon.

Wednesday

ESE and S swells 2-3ft exposed coasts. WIND: S 15 to 20 knots tending SSE later.

Marine Forecast

Illawarra Coast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

Forecast for Monday 6 February Winds: Northerly 10 to 20 knots tending northwest to southwesterly around dawn then tending south to southwesterly up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds becoming southerly 20 to 25 knots around midday. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly up to 15 knots during the morning then tending easterly up to 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. Issued at 4:50 am EDT on Sunday 5 February 2012 for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 7 February 2012.

Batemans coast: Near gale.

Nearshore Forecast

Sunday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches early, increasing to 3-5ft into the afternoon. WIND: Early light WNW 5 to 10 knots tending N/NE 10 to 15 knots during the morning and NE 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.

Monday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches, grading a foot or so smaller elsewhere. WIND: Early light N/NW tending NNE 10 to 20 knots ahead of a S change 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon.

Tuesday

ESE speculatively 3 to 4ft open coasts, mixing in with S windswell around 2 - 3ft south facing beaches. WIND: S 20 to 30 tending SSE during the afternoon.

Wednesday

ESE and S swells 2-3ft exposed coasts. WIND: S 15 to 20 knots tending SSE later.

Marine Forecast

Batemans Coast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

Forecast for Monday 6 February Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly up to 30 knots around dawn then tending southerly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres increasing to 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February Winds: Southerly 10 to 20 knots tending southeasterly up to 15 knots during the morning. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. Issued at 4:50 am EDT on Sunday 5 February 2012 for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 7 February 2012.

Eden Coast: Near gale.

Nearshore Forecast

Sunday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches early, increasing to 3-5ft into the afternoon. WIND: Early light WNW 5 to 10 knots tending N/NE 10 to 15 knots during the morning and NE 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.

Monday

ENE swell 3-4ft exposed open beaches, grading a foot or so smaller elsewhere. WIND: Early light N/NW tending NNE 10 to 20 knots ahead of a S change 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon.

Tuesday

ESE speculatively 3 to 4ft open coasts, mixing in with S windswell around 2 - 3ft south facing beaches. WIND: S 20 to 30 tending SSE during the afternoon.

Wednesday

ESE and S swells 2-3ft exposed coasts. WIND: S 15 to 20 knots tending SSE later.

Marine Forecast

Eden Coast: Montague Island to Gabo Island

Forecast for Monday 6 February Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at times, tending south to southwesterly around dawn then becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February Winds: Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Sunday. Issued at 4:50 am EDT on Sunday 5 February 2012 for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 7 February 2012.

Tide and sunrise/sunset times at Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour for Monday 06 February 2012

High tide: 8:00 am - 1.72m, 8:33 pm - 1.34m

Low tide: 1:29 am - 0.49m, 2:39 pm - 0.33m

Sunrise: 6:21 am. Sunset: 7:57 pm

Add one hour to the times below when Daylight Savings is in force

Note: A guide to tide time lags is at www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/docs/tide_tables_timelags.pdf

Always check the weather before and during any boating activity.

For the official weather and warnings go to www.bom.gov.au. Be safe, boat safe. For more information on boating safety go to www.maritime.nsw.gov.au

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Disclaimer

The information contained herein is published as a guide only for recreational boaters and, whilst the publishers believe that the information is correct, they do not accept any responsibility for any error or omissions or for any loss or damage incurred by any person directly or indirectly due to reliance on such information, and the user of such information does so at his own risk. Click here for more information.

Coastalwatch is providing this Alert system based upon data supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology.

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