Forecast updated at 11:30 pm EST on Monday 31 August 2015.
A complex low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will weaken today and during Tuesday and a weak high pressure ridge will develop briefly across the Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A low pressure trough is expected to bring a southerly change along New South Wales coast on Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of a shower offshore north of Crowdy Head, near zero chance elsewhere. Isolated thunderstorms.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 1 September
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- 20% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Wednesday 2 September
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Thursday 3 September
- Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
- 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the evening.
- Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EST Tuesday.