Byron Coastal Waters Forecast: Point Danger to Wooli

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A cold front moving across northern New South Wales is bringing a west to southwesterly change and is expected to clear from New South Wales waters by late this evening. Friday will see a high pressure system move over the north of the state, bringing light east to southeasterly winds in the northern parts and freshening northerly winds about the south. The next cold front will move through on Saturday, bringing another southerly change to the southern coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Byron Coast

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Cape Byron.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Friday 18 October

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Byron Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southeasterly before dawn then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Northerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 19 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
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 4:10 am EDT Friday.

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