Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 10:59 pm EST on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system is centred over eastern South Australia, while an associated cold front is moving through northeast New South Wales. This low is expected to move southeast overnight and during Friday, to be positioned in eastern Bass Strait by Friday evening. Vigorous northwest to northeasterly winds for most waters will shift more westerly late today and Friday as the cold front moves through, and generally remain westerly over the weekend as the low pressure system moves offshore. The next cold front is expected to affect coastal waters on Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Hunter Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Port Stephens. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Norah Head.

Friday 30 September

Gale Warning for Friday for Hunter Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Port Stephens in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 1 October

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Norah Head during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Port Stephens.

Sunday 2 October

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning northerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

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 EST Friday.

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