Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast and is directing north to northeasterly winds along most of the coast. The next trough and associated southerly change is forecast to reach the far southern coast this evening, before moving over central waters during Thursday and northern waters during Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Macquarie.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 15 November

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Macquarie.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 16 November

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Saturday 17 November

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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 4:10 am EDT Thursday.

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