Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 18 October 2019.

Weather Situation

East to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters will tend north to northeasterly overnight as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will bring a vigorous south to southwesterly change to southern and central waters on Saturday and northern waters early Sunday. Winds are forecast to ease early next week as a ridge of high pressure extends from the west and the front moves further east away from the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Port Stephens.
Seas
About 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 19 October

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Hunter Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 21 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly 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 EDT Saturday.

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