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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Coastal Waters Forecast for New South Wales
Southern Zones: Port Hacking to Gabo Island

Issued at 4:10 am EDT on Monday 6 February 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Please be aware
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.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

Mostly light winds with a high pressure ridge over New South Wales. East to southeasterly winds then become established by Wednesday as the ridge shifts southwards over Tasmania.

Illawarra Coast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Point Perpendicular. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Perpendicular during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Batemans Coast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Moruya Heads during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Eden Coast: Montague Island to Gabo Island

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Merimbula during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Merimbula during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Monday.

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