Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

Weather Situation

Winds and waves along the New South Wales coast are slowly easing as the low pressure system over the Tasman Sea slowly moves east and weakens. Following this, a weak trough is expected to slip south of the state during Wednesday and Thursday without significant impact, before a high pressure system moves over the state by the end of the week. The next significant cold front is expected on Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the evening.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 27 May

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 28 May

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 29 May

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 EST Wednesday.

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