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Wharves close for dangerous surf

Tuesday 22 September 2015

A southerly swell forecasted to bring dangerous surf conditions to the Far South Coast will result in the temporary closure of Tathra and Merimbula wharves starting this afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecasted powerful surf conditions for the entire NSW Coastline from Tuesday afternoon (22 September), continuing into the late evening on Friday (25 September) and possibly over the weekend.

A southerly swell will develop today as a cold front and southerly winds impact the NSW coast from the Victorian border to Port Stephens.

The swell will continue to build tonight and throughout Wednesday with a 3-4 metre swell predicted with a swell period of 11-12 seconds impacting the entire NSW coastline.

Southerly winds are expected to be between 30 and 35 knots. Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Conditions will be hazardous for coastal activities including swimming, surfing, and fishing from exposed areas such as rocky shores and wharves.

Bega Valley Shire Council will continue to monitor local conditions, and the two wharves will be closed until conditions ease.

The Locavore café on Tathra wharf will remain open during this time, as will The Wharf restaurant near the Merimbula wharf.

For more information please call Bega Valley Shire Council on 6499 2222.


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