Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast updated at 11:30 pm EST on Monday 31 August 2015.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will weaken today and during Tuesday and a weak high pressure ridge will develop briefly across the Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A low pressure trough is expected to bring a southerly change along New South Wales coast on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 2.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of a shower offshore north of Crowdy Head, near zero chance elsewhere. Isolated thunderstorms.
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.

Tuesday 1 September

West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
20% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Wednesday 2 September

Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 3 September

Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the evening.
Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. 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 4:10 am EST Tuesday.

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