Forecast issued at 10:44 am EST on Friday 24 May 2013.
A low pressure trough near the New South Wales coast is directing a strong to gale force east to southeasterly airstream over the New South Wales coast. Wind will increase further in the north during Friday as a low pressure centre deepens in the trough. A high pressure ridge is then expected to develop across New South Wales on Saturday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
- South to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots.
- 2 to 2.5 metres increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres
- Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Possible isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday 25 May
Strong wind warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
- Southerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Sunday 26 May
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- below 1 metre increasing to up to 1 metre
- Southerly 1.5 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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
- This forecast is also available via scheduled broadcasts on marine radio.
- Northern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
- Central Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
- Southern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Friday.