Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Saturday 16 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly moving east and extending a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. This system will promote northeast to southeasterly for the remainder of this weekend. Later Monday a southerly change enters the far southern waters, and moves to central parts during Tuesday before stalling over the Hunter coast Tuesday evening then weakening during Wednesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Stephens.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 17 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Norah Head in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Stephens.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 18 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Tuesday 19 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots, easing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning before shifting southerly inshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:10 am EDT Sunday.

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