Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Sunday 9 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A deepening low pressure system over the Tasman Sea to the east of Sydney is expected to move west and make landfall about central parts of the coast this evening, bringing increased winds and waves to central and southern parts of the coast. These conditions look set to extend to northern parts of the coast on Monday as the low moves north along the coast. Conditions will ease Tuesday as a high pressure ridge moves over the state. A front is then expected to enter the state on Wednesday, then slipping to the south on Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Macquarie.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 10 August

Gale Warning for Monday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at times in the morning. Winds then turning southerly 25 to 35 knots in the late morning, reaching up to 40 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending east to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 11 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 12 August

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

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 EST Monday.

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