Byron Coastal Waters Forecast: Point Danger to Wooli

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Sunday 18 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure is extending across from the west while a low pressure system over the Tasman Sea moves away to the east. This ridge of high pressure will persist across the north while a series of cold front pass to the south during the week. One of these cold fronts looks set to bring a strong south to southwesterly change during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Surf conditions in the afternoon may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 19 April

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre in the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by evening.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
50% chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tuesday 20 April

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn. Winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 21 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Cape Byron during the evening.
Weather
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 EST Monday.

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