Forecast issued at 4:11 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
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 1.5 metres.
Thursday 23 May
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly in the morning.
- Up to 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly by early evening.
Friday 24 May
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 30 to 35 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
- Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
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.