Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 13 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure is moving slowly along the northern New South Wales coast, while a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge across southern Australia to the western Tasman Sea. Another trough looks set to affect the southern half of the coast later Saturday as a cold front passes to the south, before the next significant southerly change arrives early Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Coffs Harbour at night.

Saturday 14 December

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly about 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon.

Sunday 15 December

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 16 December

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
East 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 Saturday.

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