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Tides for Coffs Harbour

High Tue 00:31 EST (1.2m)
Low Tue 06:36 EST (0.4m)
High Tue 13:36 EST (1.4m)
Low Tue 20:02 EST (0.6m)

Tides for Port Macquarie

High Tue 00:58 EST (1.0m)
Low Tue 07:03 EST (0.3m)
High Tue 14:03 EST (1.2m)
Low Tue 20:29 EST (0.4m)

Tides for Nelson Bay

High Tue 00:56 EST (1.2m)
Low Tue 06:53 EST (0.4m)
High Tue 13:35 EST (1.5m)
Low Tue 20:12 EST (0.5m)

forecast winds

Monday: N 15/20 kts
Tuesday: SW 35 kts
Wednesday: SW 30/40 kts
Thursday: SW 25/35 kts


Monday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres. Tuesday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 15/25 knots in the late morning then increasing to 20/30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 3/4 metres by early evening. Swell: East to southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms offshore south of Crowdy Head from the early morning, extending throughout from the early afternoon. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Wednesday: Southwesterly 30/40 knots. Seas: 3/5 metres. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres during the morning. Weather: The chance of isolated thunderstorms. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2.5/4 metres. Swell: Southerly 4/5 metres. Weather: The chance of isolated thunderstorms in the morning.

Issued Mon 23:06 EST

Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, ESE

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