New South Wales

Synoptic Situation: A cold front is bringing a vigorous southerly change to southern and central coastal areas tonight, but is expected to weaken as it continues through to northern parts on Thursday. Following this, a high pressure ridge is forecast to extend along the New South Wales coast and there is the potential for a coastal trough to extend from Queensland into New South Wales northern waters later on the weekend.
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

Wednesday 26 February

Winds: Southerly 25 to 35 knots, possibly reaching 40 knots at times this evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell 1: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Thursday 27 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell 1: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Friday 28 February

Winds: Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Swell 1: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell 2: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Saturday 29 February

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell 1: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.