YOUR MARINE RESCUE PORT STEPHENS UP TO DATE HUNTER COASTAL WATERS WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THURSDAY 7 JULY 2022
A low lies off the Mid-North Coast. As the low moves away from the NSW coast and into the Tasman Sea showers and rain occurring about parts of eastern NSW is expected to ease. By Friday a ridge of high pressure will move over the north of the state, with a trough brushing the south later in the day.
Important boating information
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Hunter Coast
Current Local Conditions
Rain Since 9 AM
# Inside Waters
1007 hectopascals and rising
10 knots from the south west
Slight with no break at the heads
1 nautical miles
NOTE:- Values updated each ten minutes except those marked # that were observed and recorded at 6:15 AM today.
Coastal Waters Forecast
Be Aware:Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.
Hunter Coast: Seal Rocks to Broken Bay issued by the Bureau of Meterology at 4:10 AM for the period ending midnight tonight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Hunter Coast.
Southerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Winds easing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Type a value in the Knots field to convert it to kilometers per hour: kph
Tides and Sunset
The next tide at the heads will be a high of 1.42 metres at 2:32pm followed by a low of 0.71 of metre at 8:19pm.
The sun will set this evening at 4:59pm and last light will be at 5:25pm.
Sun protection 11:50am to 12:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
If you burn easily: - Slip on a shirt, Slop on the 50+ sunscreen, Slap on a hat and Slide on the sunglasses on bright days!
The adverse conditions are expected to continue with the Bureau issuing a Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Hunter Coast.
Forecast for Friday
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Hunter Coast.
Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Forecast for Saturday
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.