Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:36 am EST on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is deepening. This system will whip up blustery winds and powerful waves along parts of the New South Wales coast today, with conditions gradually easing later in the week as the low moves east towards New Zealand and a high pressure ridge moves over the state from the west.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Hunter Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 25 to 40 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly with small hail.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 15 July

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Hunter Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 5 to 6 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% 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.

Thursday 16 July

Winds
Southerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% 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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