Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Monday 27 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a low pressure trough is off the central parts of the coast. This trough looks set to linger near the coast for a few days, gradually weakening as the next high moves from the Bight to the Tasman Sea during the second half of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore early in the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon, turning southerly inshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this morning.

Tuesday 28 January

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending northerly 10 to 15 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Port Kembla.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 29 January

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 4:05 pm EDT Monday.

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