Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. A trough moving up the South Coast is expected to stall over the Mid North Coast tomorrow, before weakening on Thursday. In its wake another slow-moving high pressure system will become established in the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots, with a southerly change through the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres south of Port Kembla.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 27 January

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 28 January

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending easterly in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending east to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres around midday, then tending easterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 29 January

Winds
Easterly 20 to 30 knots turning northeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% 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 4:10 am EDT Wednesday.

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