New South Wales Weather Forecast

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


New South Wales

Coastal Waters Forecast for New South Wales

Sydney Coast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking
Issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 21 April 2015
for the period until midnight EST Friday 24 April 2015.

Warning Information
telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
An intense low pressure system lies just off the Hunter coast this evening, and
is expected to move gradually southwards during Wednesday. Gale force winds are
being generated on the southern side of this low, locally reaching storm force
this evening, accompanied by dangerous surf conditions. During Wednesday and
Thursday the low is forecast to gradually weaken into a trough and lose
influence on the New South Wales coast as a ridge extends across from the west.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 April until midnight
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds: Southerly 30 to 45 knots. Seas: 4 to 6 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 5 to
6 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times. The chance
of a thunderstorm. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening
are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by
boat and rock fishing.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 April
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds: South to southeasterly 25 to 40 knots tending south to southwesterly 25
to 35 knots in the morning. Seas: 2 to 4 metres. Swell: Southerly 4 to 5
metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5
metres. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Rain and showers heavy at times
in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm. Caution: Large and powerful
surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as
crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Forecast for Thursday 23 April
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in
the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres,
tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to around
1 metre by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly
cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the
morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Friday 24 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the
morning then tending westerly during the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell:
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The
chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EST Wednesday.

weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


New South Wales

Local Waters Forecast for Sydney Closed Waters
Issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 21 April 2015
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 25 April 2015.

Warning Information
telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
An intense low pressure system lies just off the Hunter coast this evening, and
is expected to move gradually southwards during Wednesday. Gale force winds are
being generated on the southern side of this low, accompanied by dangerous surf
conditions. During Wednesday and Thursday the low is forecast to gradually
weaken into a trough and lose influence on the New South Wales coast as a ridge
extends across from the west.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 April until midnight
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Closed Waters
Winds: Southerly 30 to 45 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90%
chance of rain. Rain heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 April
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Closed Waters
Winds: Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 95%
chance of rain. Rain and showers heavy at times in the early morning. The
chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Thursday 23 April
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in
the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of
showers.

Forecast for Friday 24 April
Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather:
Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 25 April
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 am EST Wednesday.

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