Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 23 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over northeast New South Wales has been the dominant synoptic feature in the region, promoting light to moderate winds along most of the coast. A fairly weak cold front will arrive on the weekend as the the high decays, bringing a fresh west to southwesterly change. Following this, a new ridge is expected to extend across from the west at the start of next week, with winds again becoming light to moderate over New South Wales waters.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Port Kembla.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Kembla.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Saturday 24 June

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Illawarra Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Point Perpendicular early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Sunday 25 June

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly in the late morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Port Kembla, near zero chance elsewhere.

Monday 26 June

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Port Kembla during the afternoon.
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 Saturday.

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