Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A vigorous cold front is crossing New South Wales today, bringing a gusty west to southwesterly change to most coastal waters. In the wake of this front, a low pressure circulation will develop over the western Tasman Sea tonight, bring increasing southerly winds to the region. Winds are expected to ease later Thursday as the low moves away and a high pressure system in the Bight extends a ridge eastwards. This high will drift slowly east during the following few days, promoting a return to generally light winds on the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 27 April

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly before dawn.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 28 April

Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 30 knots, reaching 40 knots offshore at first, turning southerly 20 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 29 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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