New South WalesSynoptic Situation: Mostly fresh west to southwesterly winds are expecting across the New South Wales coastal waters today as a trough moves away to the east and another cold front approaches from the west. Winds will tend northerly and increase on Friday ahead of the passage of this front, which looks set to bring a strong to gale-force west to southwesterly change on Friday afternoon and evening. A south to southwesterly flow is then expected to persist throughout the weekend as the front moves away to the east and a high extends a ridge from the west.
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.
Batemans Coast: Ulladulla to Montague Island
Thursday 24 SeptemberWinds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, then shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Swell 1: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 25 SeptemberWinds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending northerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then turning west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell 1: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Swell 2: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Saturday 26 SeptemberWinds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly during the day.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell 1: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell 2: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.