New South Wales

Synoptic Situation: A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the north, while a weak low pressure trough lies on the northern New South Wales coast. This trough is expected to decay by the late morning, while a new high moves across Bass Strait to the Tasman Sea, where it is expected to strengthen as a cold front approaches from the west. This pattern will bring increasing northeasterly winds to most coastal areas during today and Friday. The front is expected to bring a southerly change to the far south coast late Saturday, continuing through central parts during Sunday and northern waters on Monday.
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.

Byron Coast: Point Danger to Wooli

Thursday 30 January

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell 1: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Friday 31 January

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell 1: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Saturday 1 February

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell 1: Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.