Illawarra Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Wollongong
forecast windsTuesday: S 30 kts
Wednesday: N/NE 15/20 kts
Thursday: S 25/35 kts
Southerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Point Perpendicular early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Point Perpendicular in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday, increasing to 1/2 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northerly 15/25 knots shifting southerly 25/35 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the afternoon or evening. 1st. Swell: Southeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1/2 metres during the morning. 2nd. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Tue 04:10 EDT
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, S
most recent warnings
Strong Wind Warning for Illawarra Coast. Cancellation for Batemans Coast and Eden Coast
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Cyclone Debbie is just hours away from making landfall in north Queensland, possibly as a category five system, where winds are already hitting buildings "like a freight train".
Cyclone Debbie is maintaining its intensity as it moves towards the Queensland coast, with meteorologists predicting it will make landfall about 1pm.
Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone â?? not be a home away from home.