Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:07 pm EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge to southeast Queensland, while a deep low lies well south of Tasmania. A cold front associated with this low is bringing a gusty southerly change to the southern New South Wales coast this afternoon, extending to central parts overnight. It is expected to weaken fairly rapidly on the Mid North Coast during Friday as a high pressure system moves from the Bight to the Tasman Sea. Another cold front is forecast to reach the southern coast later Saturday, continuing through to the Queensland border on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

Friday 25 April

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning east to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres in the evening.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.

Saturday 26 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Sunday 27 April

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms 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 4:10 am EST Friday.

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