Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:10 pm EST on Saturday 25 June 2016.

Weather Situation

A strong south to southwest flow over New South Wales waters is expected to gradually ease this evening as a ridge of high pressure moves over NSW from the west. Winds will turn west to northwesterly on Monday ahead of the next trough, which is forecast to move up the southern coast during Monday. Winds throughout will generally shift south to southwesterly and strengthen late Monday or during Tuesday in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Port Kembla, near zero chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 26 June

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day then northwesterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Monday 27 June

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Tuesday 28 June

Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Sunday.

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