Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Wednesday 16 April 2014.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Ita currently over the northern Tasman Sea is expected to move to the southeast deepening rapidly as a high pressure system southeast of Tasmania extends a ridge over NSW, resulting in a fresh southerly stream for the NSW coast. The ridge will move slowly to the east tomorrow and dominate the weather over NSW before a cold front crosses southern waters on Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Coffs Coastal Waters

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.

Thursday 17 April

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.

Friday 18 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly in the evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 19 April

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southerly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
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 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 4:10 am EST Thursday.

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