Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 23 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A trough is bringing a fresh to strong southerly change to southern parts of the coast this evening, and will continue north on Sunday, weakening as it reach the far north coast in the afternoon. After this, a low is expected to develop to the east of Tasmania and this will maintain southwest to southeasterly airstream along much of the coast on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres in the late evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Sunday 24 October

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon, mostly offshore.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Monday 25 October

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning.

Tuesday 26 October

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore south of Port Kembla.
Weather
Mostly 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 EDT Sunday.

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