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Tides for Coffs Harbour

High Mon 22:34 EST (1.8m)
Low Tue 05:03 EST (0.2m)
High Tue 11:06 EST (1.5m)
Low Tue 17:00 EST (0.3m)

Tides for Port Macquarie

High Mon 23:01 EST (1.5m)
Low Tue 05:30 EST (0.1m)
High Tue 11:33 EST (1.2m)
Low Tue 17:27 EST (0.2m)

Tides for Nelson Bay

High Mon 22:40 EST (1.9m)
Low Tue 05:06 EST (0.1m)
High Tue 11:23 EST (1.6m)
Low Tue 17:17 EST (0.3m)

forecast winds

Monday: SW 30 kts
Tuesday: S/SW 25 kts
Wednesday: W 20/30 kts
Thursday: S/SW 25/30 kts


Monday: Southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Crowdy Head in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Tuesday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Crowdy Head early in the morning. Winds then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon then becoming southwesterly 15/20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres. Outlook Wednesday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning westerly 20/30 knots during the day. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots tending south to southwesterly 25/30 knots during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the evening.

Issued Mon 16:13 EST

Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 3.0m, S

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