Swell expected to rock Tweed Coast
A POWERFUL swell is expected along the New South Wales coast from today with heavy swells expected to hit the Tweed region from tomorrow.
The southerly swell is expected to peak at around 3.5 metres this afternoon with beaches around the Sydney area likely to be among the first effected.
Conditions have been forecast to strengthen later this evening with the powerful waves expected to impact the coastline from the Far South Coast through to the Queensland border throughout Wednesday.
A swell of around four metres is anticipated for some areas with conditions likely to remain fairly strong throughout the rest of the week.
Rock fisherman, boaties, swimmers and those taking coastal walks in close proximity to the water’s edge are advised to exercise extreme caution.
General Safety Tips During Dangerous Surf Conditions
. Avoid rock fishing and water activities on exposed beaches/rock-shelves.
. Only swim at patrolled beaches, between the red & yellow flags.
. Check the official Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecast before undertaking rock fishing and water activities.
. Boaties should seek advice from Marine Rescue NSW and always wear a life-jacket.
. If witnessing an in-water emergency, dial 000 – Police.