Eden Coastal Waters Forecast: Montague Island to Gabo Island

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge lies over northern New South Wales coast while a trough of low pressure lying across inland parts of the state is gradually moving further eastwards. The ridge is directing north to northeasterly winds over coastal areas for the remainder of the day until the trough brings a southerly change to the southern half of the coast later tonight. Winds throughout will tend northerly again by late Wednesday ahead of the next cold front on Thursday, strengthening and turning more westerly with the front. Winds will weaken during Friday as a new ridge develops across the north.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending northeast to southeasterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots north of Merimbula in the late evening.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Green Cape at night.

Wednesday 16 October

South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Merimbula early in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 17 October

Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

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