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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 Sunday 20 October 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 22 October 2019.

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

Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

Southerly winds are forecast to ease early this week as a ridge of high pressure extends from the west. Winds will tend northerly during the latter half of the week.

Illawarra Coast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

Forecast for Sunday 20 October until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon then becoming east to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Perpendicular. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 22 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Batemans Coast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

Forecast for Sunday 20 October until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 22 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Eden Coast: Montague Island to Gabo Island

Forecast for Sunday 20 October until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Eden Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore south of Merimbula. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Eden Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending southeast to southwesterly early in the morning. Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 22 October

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre south of Merimbula. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones.

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