Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Friday 29 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system moving over southeast Australia is expected to be the dominant synoptic feature for the next few days, blocking the progress of approaching cold fronts. As cold fronts skim the south of the state, a vigorous west to southwesterly flow will persist across far southern New South Wales waters tonight and early Saturday. The next significant frontal system to impact New South Wales is expected early next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 30 July

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre from midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Coffs Harbour.

Sunday 31 July

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre from midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 1 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
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 Saturday.

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