Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge lies over northern New South Wales coast while a trough of low pressure lying across inland parts of the state is gradually moving further eastwards. The ridge is directing north to northeasterly winds over coastal areas for the remainder of the day until the trough brings a southerly change to the southern half of the coast later tonight. Winds throughout will tend northerly again by late Wednesday ahead of the next cold front on Thursday, strengthening and turning more westerly with the front. Winds will weaken during Friday as a new ridge develops across the north.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday 16 October

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Coffs Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 17 October

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
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 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

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