High pressure forms off the NSW south and central coast today – the high has a strong ridge north up the NSW coast and that is generating solid S breeze on the northern half of the coast, particularly north from around Smoky Cape.
The stronger S then SE winds will contract further north this afternoon as the high pressure moves NE to be generally over the west Tasman Sea.
Tomorrow will see E-NE wind develop on the coast south of Smoky Cape with generally lighter SE winds north of there.
The breeze will shift E-NE on the far north coast and SE QLD by later SAT 06.
The next S change looks to reach Sydney later SUN 07 but weaken and fade on the coast between Sydney and Newcastle.
A stronger S-SE change is likely to move up the NSW coast during TUE 09 stalling and fading somewhere around Smoky Cape.
FORECAST (stepping north with the fleet; wind is average, gusts will be stronger)
THU 04 Coffs to SE QLD
WIND SW-S/16-23 easing from the south to SE/12-16 at night but persisting SE/15-20 in the far north of NSW and SE QLD; strongest SE breeze offshore in the afternoon and night – with S-SW/7-12 very close to the coast.
WAVES 1.5m waves and 1-1.5m SE swell
WEATHER fairly cloudy with a morning shower or 2; clearing from the south during the day
FRI 05 Far north coast NSW and SE QLD
WIND SW-S-SE/10-15 easing from the south
WAVES 1m waves and 1-1.5m SE swell
WEATHER partly cloudy – mostly dry