Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 21 October 2021.

Weather Situation

An area of low pressure and associated trough are affecting the coastal waters until Friday when a ridge builds. This ridge declines east on Saturday as a cold front and trough move across from the west.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Friday 22 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Norah Head.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 23 October

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 EDT Thursday.

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