Batemans Coastal Waters Forecast: Ulladulla to Montague Island

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Monday 4 March 2024.

Weather Situation

Hazardous surf conditions across the coast today. A high pressure system over Tasmania extends a ridge over the coastal NSW. The high pressure moves over and dominates the coastal weather on Tuesday before moving into the Tasman on Wednesday. This is followed by a cold front that brushes the southern waters. The front is forecast to move out into the Tasman leaving behind a trough in the south as the next high pressure system extends a ridge up the coast on Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions for the rest of the day are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 5 March

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 6 March

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Moruya Heads.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 7 March

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Tuesday.

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