Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

Weather Situation

South to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast will shift north to northeasterly today as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the north coast. Later on Thursday a cold front is expected to bring a gusty southerly change along the southern half of the coast extending to the far north coast Friday afternoon.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening.

Thursday 8 December

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain north of Port Macquarie, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Friday 9 December

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

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 EDT Wednesday.

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