Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:38 am EST on Saturday 23 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing northerly winds along the New South Wales coast, which will gradually strengthen today. A cold front will bring a southerly change to southern New South Wales waters overnight or early Sunday, shifting westerly later in the day as another system approaches from the Bight. This next front will skim across the state's southeast on Monday, bringing a more substantial southerly change to the coast as a high develops in its wake.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 24 September

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning and again in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 25 September

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
North to northeasterly 1 to 2 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 Saturday.

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