Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Sunday 20 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system lies near New Zealand, while a high is centred over southeast Australia. This pattern is generating a large southerly swell. Winds will ease further during the evening as the high drifts towards the coast and the low loses influence. By Monday the high is expected to be over the Tasman sea, with most coastal waters seeing a return to northwesterly winds ahead of a weak trough, forecast to cross the coast overnight into Tuesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Coffs Coast

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 21 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday, then tending south to southeasterly 2.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 22 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending north to northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 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 Monday.

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