YOUR MARINE RESCUE PORT STEPHENS UP TO DATE HUNTER COASTAL WATERS WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2023
A high pressure ridge will remain the dominant feature for the rest of the week, with winds shifting to the north to northeast on Thursday or Friday. These north to northeast winds will become fresh to strong along southern and central parts of the coastal waters by Friday and Saturday. The next trough is due on Saturday, bringing a gusty southerly change to southern and central parts by late Saturday.
Important Boating Information
Current Local Conditions
Rain Since 9 AM
# Inside Waters
1017 hectopascals and steady
4 knots from the north west
Slight with no break at the heads
5 nautical miles
NOTE:- Values updated each ten minutes except those marked # that were observed and recorded at 12:00 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
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
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 1.26 metres at 4:37pm followed by a low of 0.4 of metre at 11:11pm.
The sun will set this evening at 7:49pm and last light will be at 8:16pm.
Sun protection 8:30am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Take extra precautions. Unprotected skin will be damged and will burn quickly. Slip on a shirt, Slop on the 50+ sunscreen, Slap on a hat and Slide on the sunglasses. Seek shade or shelter during midday hours when the sun is strongest!
Forecast for Friday
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Forecast for Saturday
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots, becoming variable about 15 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
North to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.