Coffs Coastal Waters Forecast: Wooli to Smoky Cape

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Tuesday 27 September 2022.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure is weakening over the east of the state today. Winds are shifting north to northeasterly this afternoon as the high weakens and a trough approaches from the west. The trough is expected to cross the coast early Wednesday, bringing a west to southwesterly change to central and northern waters. A low pressure centre may deepen off the southern coast later Wednesday as strong high develops well to the south, with the potential to bring increased winds and swell during the latter part of the week.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Coffs Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Wednesday 28 September

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Coffs Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting west to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Thursday 29 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the day then tending southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers.

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 EST Tuesday.

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