Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over the southern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. Winds will gradually shift northerly in most coastal areas until a southerly change enters the far south coast late this afternoon. This southerly change will reach the central parts of the coast on Thursday, after which winds will shift northerly again and strengthen late this week ahead of a strong cold front crossing the state during the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 22 October

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 23 October

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Wednesday.

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