Batemans Coastal Waters Forecast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge lies over northern New South Wales coast while a trough of low pressure lying across inland parts of the state is gradually moving further eastwards. The ridge is directing north to northeasterly winds over coastal areas for the remainder of the day until the trough brings a southerly change to the southern half of the coast later tonight. Winds throughout will tend northerly again by late Wednesday ahead of the next cold front on Thursday, strengthening and turning more westerly with the front. Winds will weaken during Friday as a new ridge develops across the north.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 16 October

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Moruya Heads early in the morning. Winds tending southerly before dawn then turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Moruya Heads at night.

Thursday 17 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

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