Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 2:00 am EST on Thursday 30 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is moving east across the Tasman Sea. Northwesterly winds will strengthen offshore today then a cold front will bring south to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales south coast early Friday, extending to Sydney Waters in the afternoon before weakening on the central coast in the evening. Winds will turn gusty west to northwesterly on Saturday ahead of another south to southwesterly change expected to develop during Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Port Macquarie in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Crowdy Head later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Friday 31 July

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie early in the morning. Winds shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 1 August

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Thursday.

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