Forecast issued at 11:03 pm EST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
A front near Tasmania and western Victoria is moving east, and is expected to move over the western Tasman Sea during Thursday afternoon. Northwesterly winds will increase over New South Wales waters ahead of the front, and shift southwesterly over southern waters on Thursday afternoon and over the remainder of the coast during Friday in the wake of the front. Winds will turn northwesterly on Saturday before shifting southwesterly as the next front moves through.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Coffs Harbour.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
- Mostly clear.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 26 May
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Coffs Coast
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of rain from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore at night.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 27 May
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Coffs Harbour around midday.
- 2nd Swell
- North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Saturday 28 May
- Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the day then tending westerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
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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