Forecast issued at 4:05 am EDT on Saturday 22 October 2016.
A low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is slowly moving southeast while an associated cold front moves north along the New South Wales coast. The cold front is expected to reach central parts of the coast early Saturday morning, and northern parts of the coast Saturday afternoon and evening, bringing a strong to gale force southerly change. Following the front, a high pressure system will move across southeast Australia from Sunday, with winds easing along the coast at the start of the new week as a result.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly in the afternoon and evening.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of rain and the chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Sunday 23 October
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Closed Waters
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Monday 24 October
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly during the day.
- Below 1 metre.
Tuesday 25 October
- Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Saturday.