Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Tuesday 23 April 2024.

Weather Situation

Fresh southeasterly winds along the far north coast are easing while a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea maintains north to northwesterly winds elsewhere. A cold front and its associated trough will cross southern New South Wales between late today and early Wednesday, bringing a fresh to strong southerly wind change in the wake, with the change crossing much of the coastal waters on Wednesday before reaching the far north coast by early Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening. Inshore winds variable about 10 knots during the early morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Macquarie.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Crowdy Head.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 24 April

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

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 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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