Byron Coastal Waters Forecast: Point Danger to Wooli

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system lies near the Bight while a number of fronts, moving across the Southern Ocean, approach New South Wales waters over the coming days. The first of these fronts will clip southern waters Wednesday morning, with a second stronger front moving along the entire New South Wales coast on Thursday. These systems will bring periods of vigorous winds, and from Wednesday to Friday, very powerful swell.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Wednesday 21 August

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres during the evening.
Weather
Sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 23 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 7 metres, decreasing to 3 to 5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

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 EST Wednesday.

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