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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 4:05 pm EDT on Monday 24 February 2020
for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 27 February 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

Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over the New South Wales coast. This pattern will generate east to northeasterly winds until a cold front brings a vigorous southerly change to the southern and central coasts during Wednesday, and then weaken as it reaches northern parts on Thursday.

Byron Coast: Point Danger to Wooli

Forecast for Monday 24 February until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 25 February

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Forecast for Wednesday 26 February

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Thursday 27 February

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Coffs Coast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

Forecast for Monday 24 February until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots north of Coffs Harbour. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 25 February

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Forecast for Wednesday 26 February

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots before dawn. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon.

Forecast for Thursday 27 February

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly before dawn then tending southeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Macquarie Coast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

Forecast for Monday 24 February until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie. Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Port Macquarie early this evening.

Forecast for Tuesday 25 February

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and reaching 20 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 26 February

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Thursday 27 February

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Hunter Coast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

Forecast for Monday 24 February until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 25 February

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 26 February

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 25 to 35 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny morning. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Thursday 27 February

Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EDT Tuesday.

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