Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Sunday 29 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A strengthening high pressure system near the western border of New South Wales is drifting slowly east. This pattern will see fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds gradually easing along the coast later today and Monday as the high moves overhead. A new high is expected to develop over the southern Tasman Sea early in the new week, bringing a return to onshore winds. The next significant change is not expected until the end of the week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Norah Head in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 30 May

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Norah Head during the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tuesday 31 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending easterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 4:05 pm EST Sunday.

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