Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:02 pm EDT on Thursday 28 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system south of Tasmania is drifting east, while extending a ridge towards the New South Wales coast. This high is expected to reach the southern Tasman Sea by Friday, directing east to northeasterly winds over coastal waters. The next trough is expected to affect the far south late Saturday and the remainder of the southern half during Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Port Macquarie in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres south of Port Macquarie.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Friday 29 January

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of Port Macquarie during the day. Winds turning northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres south of Port Macquarie.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southerly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Saturday 30 January

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 31 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 4:10 am EDT Friday.

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