Batemans Coastal Waters Forecast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Friday 24 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a weak ridge to the northern New South Wales coast, while a low pressure trough lies across northeast New South Wales and an associated cold front slips away to the southeast across the southern Tasman Sea. Northeasterly winds persist along the northern New South Wales coast, while a weak southerly change continues to move along central parts of the coast. This southerly is expected to stall and weaken around the Macquarie Coast today. Winds are expected to slowly shift back northeasterly for coastal waters across the weekend.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Moruya Heads during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 25 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 26 January

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 Friday.

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