Macquarie Coastal Waters Forecast: Smoky Cape to Seal Rocks

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Forecast issued at 10:40 am EST on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A trough over the far north will weaken as a low develops off central parts of the coast later today. Winds speeds in the vicinity of the low are expected to increase this evening. The low will move rapidly east away from the coast during the first half of Thursday, promoting south to southwesterly winds. A high pressure system over the Bight on Thursday will slowly move east over southeastern Australia during Friday and Saturday, extending a ridge across the Waters.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly in the evening. Reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Thursday 25 August

Gale Warning for Thursday for Macquarie Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly early in the morning. Reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 26 August

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% 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 4:05 pm EST Wednesday.

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