Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Tuesday 28 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system south of the Bight is slowly moving east, extending a ridge across southeastern Australia and establishing a southwest to southeast airstream over the coastal waters. This ridge is expected be the dominant synoptic feature over the following few days. During Thursday a low pressure trough will develop over northeastern New South Wales as the high moves east across the southern Tasman Sea and the ridge weakens. The trough is expected to move offshore during Friday and deepen before moving away from the coast on Sunday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Coffs Harbour.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Wednesday 29 April

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 30 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Tuesday.

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