Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Thursday 3 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough over inland New South Wales will cross the coast this morning, bringing a westerly wind shift. A low centre is expected to deepen off the southern coast later in the day then move steadily away to the east overnight. This is forecast to resulting in a vigorous southerly surge pushing along the coast during the afternoon and evening, while a high pressure ridge approaches from the west. Conditions will ease during Friday as the ridge becomes established over eastern Australia, where it is forecast to remain through the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Coffs Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore, turning west to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 4 September

Gale Warning for Friday for Coffs Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 35 knots offshore at first, turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 5 September

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 5 knots during the morning and northeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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 EST Thursday.

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