Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Monday 27 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a low pressure trough is off the central parts of the coast. This trough looks set to linger near the coast for a few days, gradually weakening as the next high moves from the Bight to the Tasman Sea during the second half of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, tending southerly inshore in the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Norah Head early this morning.

Tuesday 28 January

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Norah Head in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 29 January

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 Monday.

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