Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, and will gradually drift east during the next few days. During Thursday and Friday a trough is forecast to affect central and northern parts of the coast as another cold front passes to the south. At the same time, a deep low well south of Tasmania will start to generate a swell which will is likely to reach the New South Wales coast at the end of the week. By Saturday, the high is expected to reach the Tasman Sea, bringing a return to generally northerly winds for the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres by evening.

Thursday 2 October

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Friday 3 October

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Saturday 4 October

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

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 Thursday.

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