Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Friday 26 August 2016.
A low pressure trough lies across the central New South Wales coast while a high pressure system over the Bight moves slowly east and extends a ridge across the state. This will promote southeast to southwesterly winds across New South Wales waters for the remainder of today, before the coastal trough weakens from Saturday as the high pressure system moves over New South Wales, turning winds northeast to northwesterly for central and southern waters.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Merimbula.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Mostly clear. 20% chance of a shower offshore.
Saturday 27 August
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday 28 August
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Green Cape during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 29 August
- Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
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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