Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 24 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system in the central Tasman Sea extends a trough to Queensland coast, while a high pressure system lies to the south of Tasmania. Southerly winds to the south of the trough will gradually turn southeast to northeasterly over the coming days as the low and high move further east and the high extends a ridge to the New South Wales coast. Northeasterly winds strengthen over the southern half of the coast on Monday ahead of the next southerly change expected during Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers north of Port Macquarie, 30% chance elsewhere.

Saturday 25 March

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the evening.

Sunday 26 March

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly in the morning then tending easterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, then tending southerly around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Monday 27 March

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 EDT Saturday.

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