Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 10:33 am EDT on Thursday 5 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front moving along the New South Wales coast today is bringing vigorous southeast to southwesterly winds, which will reach the northern coast in the evening. Conditions should moderate overnight in most areas as a high pressure ridge extends across the state from the west, although southern waters are likely to remain windy during Friday as another front moves into the Tasman Sea. A weak trough is forecast to linger in the south on Saturday, while remaining areas experience a shift to northeasterly winds as a high becomes established over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the afternoon.
1st Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 6 March

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northwesterly in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 7 March

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% 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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