Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:48 am EDT on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of Tasmania is strengthening and slowly moving east, while a low pressure system lies over the western Tasman Sea. This pattern is forecast to maintain south to southeasterly winds and to bring and increasing southeasterly swell to the New South Wales coast through the first half of this week until the low slips south and weakens on Wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore during this afternoon and evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 28 October

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots, turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 29 October

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly during the morning, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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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