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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 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 7 July 2020
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 9 July 2020.

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

A strong high pressure system is moving slowly across southeast Australia, and is forecast to remain the dominant synoptic feature in the region for the next few days. A trough will move along the New South Wales coast later today and early Wednesday before weakening on Thursday as the high reaches the Tasman Sea. The next significant trough looks set to arrive during the weekend.

Illawarra Coast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore during the morning, tending southerly in the middle of the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Batemans Coast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Eden Coast: Montague Island to Gabo Island

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots at night. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Mostly sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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