Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A low over the Tasman Sea, in concert with a strong high in the Bight, is directing a firm south to southwesterly airstream over Coastal Waters. Winds are expected to ease later on Wednesday as the low moves away to the east and the high becomes dominant. A weak southerly change is forecast to move across southern parts of the coast on Friday, extending northward through remaining Waters on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore north of Port Macquarie early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the morning.
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.

Thursday 23 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres around midday, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 24 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

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 EST Wednesday.

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