Byron Coastal Waters Forecast: Point Danger to Wooli

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Wednesday 20 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the state's west is extending a ridge towards the coast, promoting generally lighter winds today, with afternoon sea breezes developing in many areas. By Thursday this high is expected to be over the northern Tasman Sea, where it should remain slow-moving for the following few days. A trough may bring a weak southerly change to southern waters during Friday, otherwise northerly winds will dominate until the next cold front arrives later on the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cape Byron early in the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 21 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Friday 22 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Wednesday.

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