Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 28 May 2015.
A high near New Zealand extends a ridge to the NSW north coast. A cold front approaching Tasmania and western Victoria is expected to slip to the southeast as it approaches the high. A second front passes over Tasmania on Saturday then weakens before a third, stronger cold front crosses NSW Sunday night and Monday with a strong southwest change associated. A high pressure system is likely to develop over western NSW early in the new week as a low deepens over the central Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre offshore north of Crowdy Head.
- Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Crowdy Head.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 29 May
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Saturday 30 May
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of rain.
Sunday 31 May
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Macquarie.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
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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