Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Monday 20 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system east of Tasmania with a trough to the north is directing southwest to northwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast. The low is rapidly moving south-southeast and winds will turn southeast to northeasterly during Tuesday as a high pressure system moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea in it's wake extending a ridge along the coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Port Macquarie during the morning. Winds shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore north of Port Macquarie early this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tuesday 21 February

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 22 February

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Macquarie during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly 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 4:05 pm EDT Monday.

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