Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:11 am EDT on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A low centred to the east of Bass Strait is the dominant weather system in the region, directing a generally southerly airstream along the New South Wales coast. This low will remain slow-moving today as a high passes to its south, maintaining large swells and vigorous winds, especially in southern waters. Later tonight and on Sunday the low is expected to weaken and move away to the east, with a new high south of the Bight building a ridge along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending east to southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers this morning. 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.

Sunday 1 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Monday 2 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 EDT Saturday.

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