Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
South to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast will shift north to northeasterly today as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the north coast. Later on Thursday a cold front is expected to bring a gusty southerly change along the southern half of the coast extending to the far north coast Friday afternoon.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening.
Thursday 8 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Macquarie Coast
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain north of Port Macquarie, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Friday 9 December
- North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
- 2nd Swell
- North to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie during the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% 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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.