Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Friday 7 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends along the New South Wales while a low pressure system over the northwestern corner of the state is slowly moving south. A trough associated with the low is forecast to cross the coastal waters on Saturday morning, deepening to another low with its centre off the southern coast later Saturday and during Sunday. This low will bring increased winds and waves to southern parts of the coast during the weekend, then the winds and the waves looks set to extend to the central and the northern parts of the coast on Monday as the low centre moves north along the coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
East to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Point Perpendicular in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore later tonight.

Saturday 8 August

Gale Warning for Saturday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
East to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds south of Point Perpendicular may reach up to 35 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 9 August

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Point Perpendicular during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 10 August

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 25 to 40 knots tending southeasterly during the morning then tending southerly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

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 Saturday.

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