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HUNTER COASTAL WATERS WEATHER INFORMATION FOR WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2024

Weather Situation
A deep low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is bringing large and powerful waves along the New South Wales coast. Winds and waves are expected to ease gradually today, with winds turning westerly as the low weakens while a high pressure ridge over the inland shifts to northern New South Wales into the northern Tasman Sea. Then a cold front and its associated trough looks set to cross the coastal waters on Friday, bringing a return to fresh to strong southwesterly airstream in the wake, then this front will be followed by another high pressure system moving across the state through the weekend into early new week.
Important Boating Information
   Current Local Conditions (Except for items marked #, these are not currently available due to significant damage caused to the weather station by lightning strike. We will be back on line as soon as possible.)
Temperature Barometric Pressure Wind Rainfall Since 9:00 AM Today # Inside Waters # Visibility
degrees hectopascals and steady Calm mm Choppy with no break at the heads 10 nautical miles
NOTE:- All values recorded at Marine Rescue Port Stephens Radio Base and updated here each ten minutes, except those marked # that were observed and recorded at 12:00 PM  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
Winds:Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Port Stephens during the morning.
Seas:1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell:Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather:Sunny.
Caution: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 1.79 metres at 6:34pm followed by a low of 0.54 of metre at 1:14am tomorrow.
The sun will set this evening at 4:53pm and last light will be at 5:19pm.

    Forecast for Thursday
Winds:Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Port Stephens during the morning. Winds turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas:Around 1 metre.
Swell:Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather:Mostly sunny.

    Forecast for Friday
Winds:Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas:Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell:Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell:Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather:Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

View the Bureau Of Meterology Newcastle Radar site.
   Contact
Up to date weather information is always available:-

  on the web - search for             Marine Rescue Port Stephens

  by telephoning the Marine Rescue base on: (02) 4981 3585

  by radio call to 'Marine Rescue Port Stephens' on:-
  - 27 megahertz radio: Channel 88
  - VHF radio:           Channel 16


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Some interesting statistics from Marine Rescue Port Stephens. During the past twelve months -
The Radio Room received and made - The Lifeboats were called out to -
26889 radio and telephone calls of which 10878 were via marine radio. assist 255 vessels in distress with 521 people on board.
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