Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Saturday 13 April 2024.

Weather Situation

Two high pressure systems, one over the Bight and another in the Tasman Sea, extend a broad ridge over much of New South Wales today. However, a low pressure trough begins to develop over the northern inland today, and slowly extends through the central inland over the coming days. This trough is forecast to shift eastward early next week as a cold front passes to the south.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Port Kembla later this evening.

Sunday 14 April

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northwesterly about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Port Kembla.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 15 April

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming southwesterly before dawn then becoming south to southeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 16 April

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 4:10 am EST Sunday.

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