Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Monday 27 March 2017.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast. A trough will bring a gusty southerly change to southern and central parts tonight or early Tuesday, before stalling and weakening in the Hunter region. A stronger trough, along with an associated cold front, looks set to bring another southerly change during Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of Point Perpendicular in the late evening.
- 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Port Kembla.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Point Perpendicular at night.
Tuesday 28 March
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Illawarra Coast
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.
Wednesday 29 March
- Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore during the afternoon.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.
Thursday 30 March
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- 1st Swell
- Southeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- East to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EDT Tuesday.