Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Wednesday 31 August 2016.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea with a ridge to the north is directing strong northerly winds along the New South Wales coast. During Wednesday night a cold front brings a brief westerly change to the southern half of the coast. Winds will then turn back to the north to northeast by Thursday evening.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of rain.
Thursday 1 September
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.
Friday 2 September
- Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Coffs Harbour during the evening.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
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 EST Wednesday.