Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Saturday 1 October 2016.
Vigorous westerly winds along the New South Wales coast will gradually ease this evening as a deep low pressure system near Tasmania moves east-southeast and weakens. Winds will turn northerly during Sunday and increase ahead of a cold front expected to bring another gusty westerly change later on Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly tonight. Reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Coffs Harbour tonight.
- Around 1 metre.
- South to southeasterly below 0.5 metres.
Sunday 2 October
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
Monday 3 October
- Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Easterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Tuesday 4 October
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending northerly 15 to 25 knots during the day then tending west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
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 EDT Sunday.