Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 4 August 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold front has moved to the Tasman Sea with vigorous west to southwesterly winds in its wake. An associated low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will maintain fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds today, easing as the low moves toward New Zealand in the second half of the week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Hunter Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 5 August

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Hunter Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 6 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore north of Port Stephens.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 7 August

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
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 4:10 am EST Thursday.

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