Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

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Forecast issued at 11:03 pm EST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A front near Tasmania and western Victoria is moving east, and is expected to move over the western Tasman Sea during Thursday afternoon. Northwesterly winds will increase over New South Wales waters ahead of the front, and shift southwesterly over southern waters on Thursday afternoon and over the remainder of the coast during Friday in the wake of the front. Winds will turn northwesterly on Saturday before shifting southwesterly as the next front moves through.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Coffs Harbour.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 26 May

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Coffs Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore at night.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 27 May

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Coffs Harbour around midday.
2nd Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Saturday 28 May

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the day then tending westerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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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