Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 19 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough has brought a south to southeasterly change to the New South Wales coast. Winds will tend north to northeasterly during Thursday as a high pressure system moves over the southern Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the north coast. The next southerly change is expected to develop along the south and central coasts later on Friday, before another high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea during the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Coffs Coast

Winds
South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Coffs Harbour early in the morning. Winds easing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Friday 20 January

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Coffs Coast

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 21 January

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 EDT Thursday.

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