Forecast issued at 10:07 am EST on Friday 1 August 2014.
A deep low pressure centred south of Tasmania will move away to the southeast during today with a vigorous and cold westerly stream shifting southwesterly. Winds should then gradually ease tonight and during tomorrow as a high moves from the Bight region to western New South Wales. The high should then become slow moving over southern New South Wales on Sunday, as another high moves south of Western Australia. Both highs will maintain a broad ridge to the north of Tasmania on Monday as a cold front passes to the south.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central North Coast
- Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the early afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
- Westerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
- The chance of thunderstorms offshore late in the morning. Possible hail offshore late in the morning.
Saturday 2 August
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 3 August
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Westerly around 1 metre.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Friday.