Byron Coastal Waters Forecast: Point Danger to Wooli

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 26 July 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southeastern Australia with a ridge to the northeast is very slowly moving east and a series of cold fronts are crossing the southern Tasman Sea. Southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast will turn west northwesterly during Thursday nigh and Friday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea strengthening the ridge to the northwest.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Cape Byron in the evening. Winds turning westerly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Thursday 27 July

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Yamba early in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 28 July

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Yamba, near zero chance elsewhere.

Saturday 29 July

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EST Thursday.

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