Batemans Coastal Waters Forecast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 11:06 pm EST on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge over eastern Australia is weakening as a complex low pressure system develops in the Bight. This low, together with a strong cold front, will move across New South Wales from late on Wednesday through to Friday. South to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters will turn northwest to northeasterly on Wednesday, strengthening during Thursday as the cold front approaches. A westerly change is expected late on Thursday or early on Friday as the cold front moves through, before winds gradually tend southwesterly by the weekend as the low pressure system moves offshore.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 29 September

Gale Warning for Thursday for Batemans Coast

Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Friday 30 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 1 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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

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