No major change; rather soft today with early S winds shifting SE then E-NE this afternoon ahead of a S change with 10-20 kts then 20-25 kts and locally 23-27 kts that will catch the fleet tomorrow morning. Should be fairly sunny today but some showers and thunderstorms are likely later today – mostly north of the fleet.
The S/20-25 will fill in quickly all the way up the NSW coast tomorrow morning – strongest breeze will be later tomorrow and tomorrow night with S/23-27 kts (average).
During Thursday, the wind will ease back and tend more left with generally SE/14-18 but persist with S-SSE/18-23 in the north but will slowly ease in the north overnight, tending back right to be S-SW/10-15 close to the shoreline.
Friday will have SE/14-18 in the north during the day and on Saturday SE-E/10-15 easing and shifting E-NE/5-10 at night.
FORECAST (stepping north with the fleet; wind is average, gusts will be stronger)
TUE 02 Start to lower mid north coast
WIND SE/5-10 easing and shifting left to E-NE/5-10 during the afternoon; shift back to S-SW/10-15 and increasing S/20-25 from the south overnight
WAVES less than 1m wind waves on less than 1m SE swell
WEATHER partly cloudy; afternoon/evening showers/thunderstorms – mostly in the north. A few showers developing along the coast overnight with the S change.
WED 03 Hunter to far north coast
WIND S/10-15 increasing quickly to S/15-20 then S-SSE/22-26 afternoon and night
WAVES less then 1m increasing 1.5-2m waves on a 1m SE swell
WEATHER mostly cloudy with a few showers
THU 04 Coffs to SE QLD
WIND SW-S/18-24 easing in the south SE/14-18 at night but persisting SE/18-23 in the north
WAVES 1.5-2m waves and 1m SE swell
WEATHER partly 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-SE/14-18 easing from the south
WAVES 1.5m waves and 1m SE swell
WEATHER partly cloudy – mostly dry