Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:09 pm EST on Monday 27 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system south of the Bight is slowly moving east, extending a ridge across southeastern Australia and establishing a southerly flow over the coastal waters. This ridge is expected be the dominant synoptic feature over the following few days. During Thursday a low pressure trough will develop over northeastern New South Wales as the high moves east across the southern Tasman Sea and the ridge weakens. The trough is expected to move offshore during Friday and deepen before moving away from the coast on Sunday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Tuesday 28 April

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 29 April

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 30 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 EST Tuesday.

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