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 Sunday 27 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge into western New South Wales while a deep low lies south of New Zealand. Vigorous southwesterly winds along the coast will gradually ease tonight and Monday as the high drifts across southeast Australia and the low loses influence, with winds shifting northerly as the high reaches the Tasman Sea on Tuesday. The next trough and southerly change are expected mid-week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 28 September

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending east to southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Surf conditions in the evening may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 29 September

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots, occasionally reaching 15 knots offshore.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 30 September

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 Monday.

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