Byron Coastal Waters Forecast: Point Danger to Wooli

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Monday 29 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front over the Tasman Sea is moving east and trailing a trough to the far north coast this morning resulting in northwesterly winds in the north tending fresh to strong southwesterly in the south. A high pressure ridge will build over the Waters in the wake of the front later today, with winds tending south to southwesterly throughout and easing. Another cold front is expected to reach the southern half of the coast later Tuesday, extending to northern parts Wednesday, bringing strengthening south to southwesterly winds.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Byron early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm offshore north of Cape Byron early this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tuesday 30 May

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Yamba.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Wednesday 31 May

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

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 4:05 pm EST Monday.

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