Forecast issued at 4:10 pm EST on Friday 29 May 2015.
A cold front over the southern Tasman Sea and southeast NSW is weakening as it approaches a high pressure system centred near New Zealand. Another front, current over waters well south of the Bight will reach Tasmania Saturday then weaken. A third, stronger cold front is expected to move northeast from the Southern Ocean during Sunday, crossing NSW Sunday night and Monday with strong to gale force winds to follow over coastal waters. A high pressure system is likely to develop over NSW early in the new week as a low moves over the Tasman Sea towards New Zealand.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of rain.
Saturday 30 May
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.
Sunday 31 May
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Monday 1 June
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.
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 Saturday.