Batemans Coastal Waters Forecast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Friday 7 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends along the New South Wales while a low pressure system over the northwestern corner of the state is slowly moving south. A trough associated with the low is forecast to cross the coastal waters on Saturday morning, deepening to another low with its centre off the southern coast later Saturday and during Sunday. This low will bring increased winds and waves to southern parts of the coast during the weekend, then the winds and the waves looks set to extend to the central and the northern parts of the coast on Monday as the low centre moves north along the coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Batemans Coast

Winds
Easterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Moruya Heads later tonight.

Saturday 8 August

Gale Warning for Saturday for Batemans Coast

Winds
Easterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Sunday 9 August

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots early, tending northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 3 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 10 August

Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Please be awareWind 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.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EST Saturday.

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