Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 24 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front with a strong southerly flow will extend to the far northern waters by this evening. Winds will gradually ease behind the front after the initial strong southerly burst. In the wake of the front, a weak low pressure system will develop over the Tasman Sea and a ridge of high pressure will extend from the west, which will then combine to maintain southerly winds across the waters into the new week.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Hunter Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Norah Head by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Friday 25 August

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Hunter Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 26 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower north of Norah Head in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Sunday 27 August

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 4:10 am EST Friday.

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