Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Wednesday 22 May 2013.
A deep low pressure system over the southeastern Tasman Sea is moving towards New Zealand and a high pressure ridge over the northern Tasman Sea is weakening. Later on Thursday a low pressure trough will form near the New South Wales coast with a low expected to develop off the central coast by early Friday. A high pressure ridge is then expected to develop across New South Wales on Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Up to 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Thursday 23 May
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Friday 24 May
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters
- This forecast is also available via scheduled broadcasts on marine radio.
- Northern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
- Central Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
- Southern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Wednesday.