Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:11 am EST on Thursday 27 July 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southeastern Australia with a ridge to the northeast is very slowly moving east and a series of cold fronts are crossing the southern Tasman Sea. Southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast will turn west northwesterly during Thursday nigh and Friday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea strengthening the ridge to the northwest.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 28 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 29 July

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

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 EST Thursday.

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