Forecast issued at 4:11 pm EST on Monday 24 April 2017.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. The high is expected to weaken and move east as a cold front approaches from the southwest this evening. Winds will shift northerly and increase into Tuesday, before the front brings a gusty west to southwesterly change during Wednesday. In the wake of this system, a low pressure system may develop over the Tasman Sea, bringing strong to gale force winds to parts of the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Mostly clear.
Tuesday 25 April
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Easterly 1.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny day. 20% chance of a shower in the evening.
Wednesday 26 April
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Thursday 27 April
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
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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