Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:08 pm EST on Wednesday 20 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred to the west of Bass Strait, with a trough offshore from the northern coast of New South Wales. The high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days as it drifts slowly east and extends a ridge northwards along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 21 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore from the afternoon.

Friday 22 August

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore south of Coffs Harbour during the morning.

Saturday 23 August

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Coffs Harbour.

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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