Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 24 March 2017.
A low pressure system in the central Tasman Sea extends a trough to Queensland coast, while a high pressure system lies to the south of Tasmania. Southerly winds to the south of the trough will gradually turn southeast to northeasterly over the coming days as the low and high move further east and the high extends a ridge to the New South Wales coast. Northeasterly winds strengthen over the southern half of the coast on Monday ahead of the next southerly change expected during Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 2 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers north of Port Macquarie, 30% chance elsewhere.
Saturday 25 March
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the evening.
Sunday 26 March
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly in the morning then tending easterly in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, then tending southerly around 1 metre around midday.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 27 March
- East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- 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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