Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand is directing north to northeasterly winds along most of the New South Wales coast today as a cold front approaches from the southwest. This front will bring a fresh to strong southerly change to the south coast late today, reaching Sydney Waters overnight and the far north coast during Thursday afternoon. In the wake of the front, a weak low pressure system will develop over the Tasman Sea and a ridge of high pressure extend from the west, which will combine to maintain southerly winds across the waters into the new week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Kembla in the evening. Winds turning westerly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore later this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm later this evening.

Thursday 24 August

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and up to mid-afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Point Perpendicular from the late morning.

Friday 25 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Kembla.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 26 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the day then becoming variable during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EST Thursday.

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