Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Monday 2 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure is expected to move over the state from the west over the next few days establishing a westerly flow over the southern half of the coast and calmer conditions in the north.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 3 May

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon then becoming northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Macquarie.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
50% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Sunny afternoon.

Wednesday 4 May

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
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 Monday.

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