Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
South to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast will shift north to northeasterly today as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the north coast. Later on Thursday a cold front is expected to bring a gusty southerly change along the southern half of the coast extending to the far north coast Friday afternoon.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Moruya Heads by early evening.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Thursday 8 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Batemans Coast
- Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then shifting southerly in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Friday 9 December
- South to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
- 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore south of Moruya Heads.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.