Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 18 October 2019.

Weather Situation

East to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters will tend north to northeasterly overnight as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will bring a vigorous south to southwesterly change to southern and central waters on Saturday and northern waters early Sunday. Winds are forecast to ease early next week as a ridge of high pressure extends from the west and the front moves further east away from the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 19 October

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then westerly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon. Winds shifting south to southwesterly in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny morning. 70% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 21 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
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 Saturday.

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