Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 28 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A high near New Zealand extends a ridge to the NSW north coast. A cold front approaching Tasmania and western Victoria is expected to slip to the southeast as it approaches the high. A second front passes over Tasmania on Saturday then weakens before a third, stronger cold front crosses NSW Sunday night and Monday with a strong southwest change associated. A high pressure system is likely to develop over western NSW early in the new week as a low deepens over the central Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre offshore north of Crowdy Head.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Crowdy Head.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 29 May

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 30 May

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of rain.

Sunday 31 May

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Macquarie.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% 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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