Forecast issued at 10:33 am EDT on Thursday 5 March 2015.
A strong cold front moving along the New South Wales coast today is bringing vigorous southeast to southwesterly winds, which will reach the northern coast in the evening. Conditions should moderate overnight in most areas as a high pressure ridge extends across the state from the west, although southern waters are likely to remain windy during Friday as another front moves into the Tasman Sea. A weak trough is forecast to linger in the south on Saturday, while remaining areas experience a shift to northeasterly winds as a high becomes established over the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Macquarie Coast
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 6 March
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northwesterly in the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 7 March
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
- 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
- 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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Thursday.