Forecast issued at 12:56 pm EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards eastern Queensland, and is directing generally fresh northerly winds along much of the New South Wales coast, while a trough is moving through the South Coast. The trough is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast during today before stalling and decaying. A brief return to northerly winds will precede the next trough and southerly change, expected for the southern and central coasts on Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late morning.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Coffs Harbour during the afternoon.
- Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon.
Sunday 26 October
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Coffs Coast
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres around midday.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
Monday 27 October
- Northerly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
- North to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
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 4:05 pm EDT Saturday.