Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Sunday 9 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A deepening low pressure system over the Tasman Sea to the east of Sydney is expected to move west and make landfall about central parts of the coast this evening, bringing increased winds and waves to central and southern parts of the coast. These conditions look set to extend to northern parts of the coast on Monday as the low moves north along the coast. Conditions will ease Tuesday as a high pressure ridge moves over the state. A front is then expected to enter the state on Wednesday, then slipping to the south on Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 10 August

Gale Warning for Monday for Coffs Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon, reaching 40 knots at times.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 11 August

Winds
Southerly 30 to 35 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 12 August

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

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 EST Monday.

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