Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 2 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand is moving east and weakening, maintaining a ridge to the northwest. During this afternoon a cold front will bring a southerly change along New South Wales south coast, extending to Sydney Waters in the evening before weakening on the central coast overnight. A trough will move off the north coast late Saturday and a low is expected to develop as an upper trough approaches from the west.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre south of Port Macquarie.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Friday 3 April

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 4 April

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then turning northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 5 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% 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 Friday.

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