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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Coastal Waters Forecast for New South Wales
Northern Zones: Point Danger to Broken Bay

Issued at 4:10 am EST on Tuesday 4 August 2020
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 6 August 2020.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

Northwesterly winds are expected to shift west to southwesterly during today and Wednesday as a cold front crosses the region. Winds along the southern waters may strengthen as a complex low pressure system, associated with the cold front, moves to the east of Tasmania. Following this, winds will slowly turn northeasterly by Friday, as the front and its associated low move towards New Zealand.

Byron Coast: Point Danger to Wooli

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of Cape Byron in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metreg. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Coffs Coast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Coffs Harbour in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Macquarie Coast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Macquarie in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Hunter Coast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly early in the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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