Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 16 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends across the New South Wales interior, while a trough lingers over northeastern parts. This trough is expected to deepen offshore of the North Coast during Saturday and move quickly east ahead of a new high forecast to move across the region early next week. From midweek, a cold front clipping the south will push a weak southerly change over southern coastal waters.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Crowdy Head.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 17 April

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres north of Crowdy Head by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 18 April

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 19 April

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 EST Saturday.

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