Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 18 July 2024.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system over the western Tasman Sea is moving east as a ridge of high pressure develops over New South Wales. On Friday, northwesterly winds will increase ahead of an approaching cold front which looks set to bring a vigorous west to southwesterly change on Saturday. After this winds are forecast to ease as a ridge of high pressure develops across the region.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Point Perpendicular in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Point Perpendicular later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 19 July

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Point Perpendicular in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Saturday 20 July

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 30 to 35 knots in the morning then decreasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore north of Port Kembla during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Sunday 21 July

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Friday.

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