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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 EDT on Monday 6 February 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 8 February 2023.

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

Mostly light winds with a high pressure ridge over New South Wales. East to southeasterly winds then become established by Wednesday as the ridge shifts southwards over Tasmania.

Byron Coast: Point Danger to Wooli

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Byron in the late morning and afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cape Byron around midday. 1st Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Yamba. 2nd Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Byron in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Cape Byron during the morning. 1st Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Coffs Coast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: East to southeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Macquarie Coast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Crowdy Head during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre around midday. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Hunter Coast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Norah Head. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Monday.

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