Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of Tasmania with a ridge to the north is directing southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn east to northeasterly during Wednesday as the high moves east across the southern Tasman Sea and will persist until the next cold front reaches the far south on Saturday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 21 February

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 22 February

Winds
East to northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.

Friday 23 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Macquarie during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 Wednesday.

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