Strong wind and hazardous surf warnings have been issued for our coast today.
After a cloudy Friday, a sunny weekend with light winds and a top of 19 degrees Celsius is forecast for the Manning.
The cloud will return early next week with the possibility of a shower or two next Thursday.
The Bureau of Meteorology reports a low pressure system over the Tasman Sea continues to decay as it slowly moves further east. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure is pushing across inland New South Wales from the west. Fresh to strong southerly winds will ease by the weekend as the high moves across, and it will move to the Tasman Sea by Sunday.
NSW Police Force, Marine Area Command advise that today:
- People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.
- Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf.
- Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing or delaying their voyage.
- Boaters already on the water should carry the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket.
- Boaters should remember to log on with their local Marine Rescue radio base, via VHF Radio or the Marine Rescue APP, and consider their safety management plan.