Illawarra Coastal Waters Forecast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:25 pm EST on Thursday 28 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A vigorous west to southwesterly flow will persist across the far southern New South Wales waters tonight and tomorrow. A ridge of high pressure over southeast Australia is generating a weak to moderate west to southwest flow elsewhere, briefly tending north to northwest over the weekend. The next significant frontal system is expected early next week.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 29 July

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Point Perpendicular during the day. Turning southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 30 July

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Sunday 31 July

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
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 Friday.

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