Coastal Waters Forecast for New South Wales
Issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 17 January 2009
valid until midnight on Tuesday Please Be Aware:
Wind gusts may be a further 40 per cent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Strong Wind Warning north of Wooli
High in the eastern Bight moving eastwards, expected east of Bass Strait on Sunday and then over the Tasman with a ridge towards northeastern New South Wales for the remainder of the week.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight:
Wind: S/SE 18/23 knots, easing to 8/13 knots overnight.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres, abating to 1 metre overnight.Swell: S 2 to 2.5 metres.
Wind: SW/SE 5/10 knots early increasing to E/SE 10/15 knots in the afternoon, then turning E/NE in the evening.Sea: about 1 metre.Swell: S/SE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Wind: N/NE increasing to 15/25 knots.
Wind: N/NE increasing to 20/30 knots.
This is a fairly typical forecast for the next 4 days. I'm thinking cruising, no hurry, trying to keep the admiral happy. Broken bay is 15nm north, head
, but Port Stephens is 70 nm north, head to entrance.
I came back in conditions like Sunday's. Quite nice but used the engine
But this is one day in four at the moment.