Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 21 March 2019.

Weather Situation

A broad trough of low pressure is lingering over the western Tasman Sea, directing generally southerly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds should shift morning northerly later on Friday and Saturday as the trough weakens and is replaced by a weak ridge. A brief southerly change will affect southern parts of the coast during Sunday. The next cold front looks set to bring a more significant southerly change through southern waters on Monday, continuing through to the north on Tuesday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this morning.

Friday 22 March

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and early evening.

Saturday 23 March

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 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 4:05 pm EDT Thursday.

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