Press release

28 November, 2018

Port Kembla, Australia – Anchorage Closed Due To Gale Weather Forecast

** 29/11/2018 Update**

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All
 
Harbour Master has lifted the Harbour restrictions back no normal operations
 
Cheers, 
Jason Crowther | VTICO 
Port Authority of New South Wales
Level 3, 91 Foreshore Rd | Port Kembla NSW 2505 Australia
PO Box 89, Port Kembla | NSW 2505 Australia 

E: JCrowther@portauthoritynsw.com.au
www.portauthoritynsw.com.au

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Please see below important information from the VTICO of Port Authority of New South Wales, Port Kembla in regards Anchorage Closed due to Gale Weather Forecast.

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Hi All

Harbour Master closed anchorage as of 1800 this afternoon 27/11/2018 due Gale weather forecast. 

All vessels to heave anchor and drift more than 12NM from the coast.
 
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to north-easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Port Kembla in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres, tending south-easterly 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to south-easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Point Perpendicular this evening.
 

Wednesday 28 November
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Illawarra Coast
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then turning southerly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south-easterly 3 to 5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
East to south-easterly below 1 metre, tending north-easterly 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. Rain and showers heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
 
 Cheers,
 
 Jason Crowther | VTICO
Port Authority of New South Wales
Level 3, 91 Foreshore Rd | Port Kembla NSW 2505 Australia
PO Box 89, Port Kembla | NSW 2505 Australia 
 
E: JCrowther@portauthoritynsw.com.au
www.portauthoritynsw.com.au

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