Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 19 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough has brought a south to southeasterly change to the New South Wales coast. Winds will tend north to northeasterly during Thursday as a high pressure system moves over the southern Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the north coast. The next southerly change is expected to develop along the south and central coasts later on Friday, before another high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea during the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Friday 20 January

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending northerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 21 January

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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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