Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough is moving along the New South Wales north and a high pressure system north of the Bight is extending a ridge behind it. Southwest to southeasterly winds will tending north to northeasterly on Sunday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the northwest. The next southerly change is expected to develop on the south coast later on Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Coffs Harbour later this evening.

Thursday 25 May

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Coffs Harbour during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Coffs Harbour, near zero chance elsewhere.

Friday 26 May

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Coffs Harbour.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Saturday 27 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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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