Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Tuesday 18 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing northerly winds along much of the New South Wales coast while a southerly change is moving slowly up the central coast. The change will move further north today and Wednesday and the another high to the south of the Great Australian Bight strengthens. Fresh to strong southeasterly winds are then forecast to persist for the remainder of the week.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots south of Port Macquarie in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 19 January

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the early morning. Winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching 30 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Port Macquarie around midday.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Thursday 20 January

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

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