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SURF REPORT: MIXED CONDITIONS ALONG THE COAST

A variety of conditions up and down the coast are expected on Saturday, with offshore morning winds for the Gold Coast and northern NSW. This evening a southerly will reach Newcastle’s beaches, and tomorrow move further north across the Mid North Coast, messing things up. High tide is around 7 am so in the north get in after the high tide for the run out before the winds switch around to the North East for the Gold Coast. There’s generally about 2 to 3 feet for most of the coast so make the most of it.

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GAV’S WEATHER: A LITTLE MORE RAIN ON THE WAY

There’s plenty of cloud closing in from the west which is now moving across New South Wales. It is still all clear elsewhere around the nation. The healthy looking front crossing the south east will pass over tomorrow. Some of this valuable rain will reach the drought stricken areas inland west of the Divide. Unfortunately totals won’t be big and there’s nothing to come in behind it. Rain fall will generally be small and patchy once again. Storms will be possible. This system will clear over the weekend for a fine Sunday for all.

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GAV’S WEATHER: COASTAL SHOWERS EASING

The showers in the east are now easing. A healthy looking front is on its way to the SE. Some of this valuable rain will reach the drought stricken areas on southern NSW, with smaller totals expected across northern NSW on Friday. Tomorrow, a few more isolated showers are expected along the coast while becoming less frequent. Remaining fine inland across the North West and Upper Hunter. Warm northerly winds will take control across the entire region. Showers will clear during Saturday with a fine Sunday for all expected.

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GAV’S WEATHER: MINIMAL RAIN MAKES IT INLAND

Expect a cloudy day tomorrow, with more showers for coastal regions contracting north to the border. Conditions for the Central Coast, Newcastle and Mid North Coast are easing, while only small totals are expected west of the divide. A couple of good of examples of the how the rain has fallen: Lismore only received 4mm, while Ballina which sits directly east received 80mm. Suburbs in and around Newcastle received 50 – 80mm while farming areas in the Hunter Valley only received 1 to 1.5mm. Totals in the range of 1 to 15mm fell across the North West.

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GAV’S WEATHER: WET START TO SPRING

A cold, cloudy and wet day is on the way for coastal areas tomorrow, while west of the divide it will be partly cloudy with isolated showers. Most of the nation is still sunny and dry, with coastal areas along the east coast receiving the most amount of moisture. It’s nothing but good news when it comes to rainfall totals, however as you head west the totals become smaller.  

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GAV’S WEATHER: RAIN CLEARING

A fine Saturday in on the way for Northern New South Wales, as cloud and an associated rain band clears overnight. The strong front crossing New South Wales is delivering some rainfall, but expect it to clear for a fine start to the weekend. Winds on Saturday will be warm from the north, before swinging around to the south west. Fathers Day will be fine across much of the region.

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GAV’S WEATHER: A LITTLE RAIN RETURNS

Most of the nation is still sunny and very dry. The large swell hitting the New South Wales coast will ease from tomorrow. The strong front crossing South Australia will generate more rain for the south east with limited falls expected locally. Tomorrow the warm northerly wind will be with us. Cloud will increase with some rain developing, falling mostly on the western side of the Divide. So a warm day is on the way with cloud increasing before a rain band moves in from the west. It will be a cooler across the weekend while remaining mostly dry. Coastal rain is on the way next week.

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GAV’S WEATHER: FINE AHEAD OF A LITTLE RAIN

Most of the nation is still sunny and very dry. A large swell is hitting the southern NSW coast, with some of it spilling northwards thanks to the low in the southern Tasman. The low in the southern Tasman will start to cross over to NZ. The southerly winds will ease and the swell for the east coast will also back off. The front moving towards the SE will deliver more good rain to southern Australia, but again have little left in it by the time it reaches us. So another warm and mostly sunny day on the way locally, after another icy start for inland communities.

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GAV’S WEATHER: COLD, FROSTY AND FOGGY

A cold, frosty and foggy start tomorrow, with a mostly fine and sunny day to follow. Most of the nation is still sunny and very dry, with a strong low currently moving over the South West. A large swell is hitting the southern coast of New South Wales, spilling northward thanks to a low in the Tasman. The low ensuring the southerly winds remain fresh while generating plenty of swell.  

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