Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 27 October 2016.
A southerly change is moving along the New South Wales central coast and weakening. Winds will turn back northerly during Saturday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the north and strengthen on Sunday ahead of a cold front and southerly change expected on the south coast early Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Norah Head in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 28 October
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Port Stephens.
Saturday 29 October
- East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.
Sunday 30 October
- Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
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 Friday.