Byron Coastal Waters Forecast: Point Danger to Wooli

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Forecast issued at 10:13 am EST on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A low over the Tasman Sea, in concert with a strong high in the Bight, is directing a vigorous south to southwesterly airstream over Coastal Waters. Winds are expected to ease later on Wednesday as the low moves away to the east and the high becomes dominant. Another, weaker, southerly change is forecast to move across southern parts of the coast on Friday, extending northward through remaining Waters on Saturday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Byron Coast

Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore south of Yamba by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.
2nd Swell
Northerly around 1 metre offshore south of Cape Byron.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm. Possible small hail in the late afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 22 September

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Byron Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm offshore in the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 23 September

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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