Batemans Coastal Waters Forecast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 9 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure along the New South Wales coast should move to the Tasman Sea on Saturday, with southerly winds tending northeasterly during the day. Northeasterly winds are expected to strengthen on Sunday and Monday ahead of a trough which will bring a southwesterly change to southern and central parts during Monday and the remainder early Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning and shifting east to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 11 December

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Monday 12 December

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 EDT Saturday.

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