Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Monday 22 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A large, strong high is centred over Victoria and will be the dominant feature in our region for the early part of the new week, moving into the Tasman Sea today then slowly further east tomorrow with light southerly winds tending east to northeasterly. Northeast winds are expected to freshen along most of the coast during Wednesday as the next trough approaches. The trough and a southerly change is likely to cross southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 23 September

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.

Wednesday 24 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

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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