Hunter Coastal Waters Forecast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 20 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A vigorous southerly change associated with a frontal system should reach the central parts of the coast during the afternoon, and continue to the Queensland border early Saturday. Fresh to strong northerly winds are expected to continue ahead of the front. Behind the front, a new high in the Bight will extend a ridge into New South Wales during the weekend before the high moves into the Tasman Sea in the early part of next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Hunter Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 22 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Monday 23 October

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly 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 4:10 am EDT Saturday.

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