Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 19 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a trough and associated cold front approach New South Wales from the west. This pattern is bringing east to northeasterly winds to coastal parts, fresh to strong in many areas. A vigorous southerly change associated with the frontal system should reach the southern coast early Friday morning, continuing through central parts during the afternoon, and continue to the Queensland border early Saturday. Behind this, a new high in the Bight will extend a ridge into New South Wales during the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain south of Port Kembla, 20% chance elsewhere.

Friday 20 October

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by evening.
2nd Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 4:05 pm EDT Thursday.

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