Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:09 pm EDT on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Weather Situation

A weak low over the Tasman Sea is directing generally southerly winds along the New South Wales coast today. Winds will turn northerly on Thursday as the low moves away, then strengthen as a cold front approaches from the west. The front will bring a vigorous westerly change to southern waters on Friday, extending to the north on Saturday. Winds are expected to ease later on the weekend as a new high pressure system becomes dominant in the region.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore.

Thursday 2 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening, possibly severe.

Friday 3 February

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending east to northeasterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Saturday 4 February

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly during the morning then tending southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Coffs Harbour.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EDT Thursday.

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