Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EDT on Friday 19 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front is moving through northern New South Wales and is expected to reach the far north coast Friday afternoon. High pressure is then expected to become established off the coast again during Saturday with a ridge north to the Queensland coast. The high will remain over the Tasman Sea for a number of days with east to northeasterly winds along the coast persisting through much of next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie in the evening. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 20 December

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 21 December

Winds
East to southeasterly below 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Port Macquarie in the afternoon.

Monday 22 December

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Crowdy Head during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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