Forecast issued at 10:40 am EDT on Friday 6 December 2013.
A low pressure system and associated trough lies over the Tasman Sea, and a high is centred over the Bight. A south to southwesterly airstream between these two systems is expected to weaken as the low moves further away to the east today and a high pressure ridge extends along the New South Wales coast. During the weekend the high pressure system will drift slowly eastwards, and coastal winds will become generally northerly on Sunday as the high reaches the Tasman Sea. Another trough is expected affect the region during Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore, tending south to southeasterly in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Saturday 7 December
- Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Sunday 8 December
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
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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