Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Saturday 2 July 2022.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is strengthening south of the Bight, extending a ridge across the southern waters while a trough develops along central and northern parts. This pattern will bring south to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast, becoming strong about central parts during the weekend and into the new week. There is potential for an East Coast Low to form within the trough later this weekend or into Monday which would strengthen winds further.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres south of Port Stephens.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Sunday 3 July

Gale Warning for Sunday for Hunter Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots and tending north to northeasterly north of Newcastle in the morning. Winds reaching up to 40 knots south of Newcastle during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres later in the evening.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 4 July

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Saturday.

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