Boaties warned of rough seas

AFTER turbulent sea conditions this week, NSW Maritime has advised boat skippers to take extra care, warning of adverse conditions this weekend.

The low-pressure system that wreaked havoc on the Far North Coast is drifting across the Tasman Sea and there are forecasts for strong winds, rising swell and possible thunderstorms.

Seas are predicted to rise to 3.5 metres between the Hunter and Tweed on Sunday and Monday, making bar crossings potentially hazardous.

Skippers should remain alert and have been advised to be on the lookout for debris washed out of estuaries, such as fallen trees and branches.

Damaged navigation markers should also be taken into consideration.

Maritime advises boat owners to check weather maps and surf conditions online before setting out and if in doubt, don’t go out.

Live bar and harbour footage can be viewed at www.maritime.nsw.gov.au.



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