Forecast issued at 10:45 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. This pattern is generating a vigorous westerly airstream over southern and central parts of the New South Wales coast, which will intensify during Thursday as a stronger cold front approaches. This front will reach the southern coast late Thursday, continuing through remaining areas on Friday, with windy conditions remaining until later on the weekend when the next high pressure system becomes established.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore south of Crowdy Head.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head.
- Southerly below 0.5 metres.
Thursday 31 July
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by evening.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
Friday 1 August
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres later in the evening.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Saturday 2 August
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly during the day.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the 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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