Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 21 January 2017.
A deep low in the southern Tasman Sea is moving quickly east. A ridge of high pressure from a high centre in the Bight is extending north along the coast. Fresh to strong southerly winds will ease during today and overnight. The high will establish itself over the Tasman Sea by Sunday with southeast to northeast winds tending northerly on Monday ahead of the next trough affecting the southern and central coast on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Point Perpendicular in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Southerly 3 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 22 January
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 23 January
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then tending north to northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly around 1 metre by early evening.
- Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 24 January
- Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning then shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Becoming cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
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 Sunday.