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 4:07 pm EDT on Wednesday 28 January 2015
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 31 January 2015.

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

Weather Situation
A broad low pressure trough lies across the eastern Tasman Sea while a high
pressure system lies south of Tasmania. Later Wednesday a low is expected to
develop within the trough and deepen further on Thursday. The low will remain
in the southern Tasman Sea and will bring generally southwest to southerly
winds to the NSW coastline, reaching strong to gale force along the south and
central coasts on Thursday in particular. Towards the weekend the low will
begin to weaken and move across the Tasman Sea towards New Zealand.

Forecast for Wednesday 28 January until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds: Southerly 25 to 30 knots. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: East to
southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 29 January
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds: South to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell:
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, tending southerly 2.5 to 3 metres by early
evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a
thunderstorm offshore.

Forecast for Friday 30 January
Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southerly 3
metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.
50% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. 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 Saturday 31 January
Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10
knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre
during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4
metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EDT Thursday.

weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


New South Wales

Local Waters Forecast for Sydney Closed Waters
Issued at 4:06 pm EDT on Wednesday 28 January 2015
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 1 February 2015.

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

Weather Situation
A broad low pressure trough lies across the eastern Tasman Sea while a high
pressure system lies south of Tasmania. Later Wednesday a low is expected to
develop within the trough and deepen further on Thursday. The low will remain
in the southern Tasman Sea and will bring generally southwest to southerly
winds to the NSW coastline. Although the winds off the Sydney coast will be
strong at times winds inside the Harbours are expected to remain below the
strong wind warning threshold. Towards the weekend the low will begin to weaken
and move across the Tasman Sea towards New Zealand.

Forecast for Wednesday 28 January until midnight
Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly
cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 29 January
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather:
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.

Forecast for Friday 30 January
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly in the middle of the day.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny morning. 20% chance of a shower in the
evening.

Forecast for Saturday 31 January
Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during
the morning then becoming east to southeasterly during the day. Seas: Below 0.5
metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Sunday 1 February
Winds: South to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather:
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 am EDT Thursday.

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