Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Monday 17 December 2018.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure is moving over the southern New South Wales coast, while a high near New New Zealand extends a ridge towards the northern coast. This trough will shift to central waters this evening, bringing a weak southerly change, before stalling and gradually decaying around the Hunter coast. A more vigorous southerly change is forecast to affect most coastal areas at the end of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly up to 20 knots offshore north of Port Kembla in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Perpendicular.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 18 December

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 19 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Port Kembla in the afternoon and early evening.

Thursday 20 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 EDT Tuesday.

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