New South WalesSynoptic Situation: A high pressure system centred over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over the New South Wales coast, while a trough of low pressure lies about the inland. This pattern will cause east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast until a cold front brings a strong southerly change to the south coast during Wednesday, reaching northern parts by Thursday
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.
Illawarra Coast: Port Hacking to Ulladulla
Monday 24 FebruaryWinds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly in the afternoon, reaching up to 25 knots inshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Swell 1: Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 25 FebruaryWinds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell 1: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Wednesday 26 FebruaryWinds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a southerly change 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell 1: Southerly around 1 metre south of Port Kembla.
Swell 2: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.