Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Sunday 20 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near Adelaide is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front. This ridge is forecast to remain the dominant feature in the region during the next couple of days, until a weak trough moves across the state Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, reaching 20 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie in the evening.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to around 1.5 metres by evening.

Monday 21 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Tuesday 22 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms offshore.

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 Sunday.

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