Forecast issued at 10:37 am EST on Wednesday 1 July 2015.
A cold front approaches from the west today, with winds strengthening and tending northwesterly ahead of the front crossing in the evening. A very cold and vigorous southwesterly stream will follow on Thursday, and should gradually moderate and tend westerly on Friday as the next high moves over Victoria.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Central North Coast
- West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
- Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Thursday 2 July
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central North Coast
- Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. Possible hail inshore in the morning.
Friday 3 July
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
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 Wednesday.