The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on August 7th, 2008

5 Day Outlook for Sydney:  Issued Thursday 7 August 2008:

Cold… and windy for the weekend… with sort of surf for the keen ones who don’t mind cold water too!…

Friday: coming up at South friendly spots, around 2 metres South East.

Saturday: in the 1-2 metre range South.

Sunday: about 1 metre or a bit more South.

Monday: about 2 metres South.

Tuesday: about 2 metres South.

Water temps:

Sydney: 16

Byron: 20

Batemans: 14!

All that from online data…

2 years ago we didn’t have 7 day weather forecasts.

12 years ago we didn’t have online surf forecasts (started here).

40-50 years ago your weather forecast was for the next 24 hours!

Food for thought… on a cold weekend.

The Bureau says:

 

Strong wind warning for coastal waters for Friday. For the latest warning information please check the Bureau’s web site http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw

Forecast for Thursday evening
A shower or two. Freshening west to northwest winds.
Precis: Shower or two.

Forecast for Friday
Chance of a morning shower or two, then fine. Sunny periods developing. Cool, fresh west to southwest winds.
Precis: Morning shower then fine.

 

City:         Min:   8 Max:  17   Parramatta: Min:   5 Max:  17
Terrey Hills: Min:   6 Max:  15   Penrith:    Min:   5 Max:  17
Liverpool:    Min:   3 Max:  17   Richmond:   Min:   3 Max:  17

 

UV Alert: Nil , UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Saturday Fine. Mostly sunny.

City:          Min:    7  Max:   17
West:          Min:    2  Max:   16

 

Sunday Fine.

City:          Min:    6  Max:   15
West:          Min:    1  Max:   16

 

Monday Fine.

City:          Min:    6  Max:   14
West:          Min:    1  Max:   14

 

Tuesday Fine.

City:          Min:    7  Max:   17
West:          Min:    1  Max:   16

 

Wednesday Fine.

City:          Min:    7  Max:   17
West:          Min:    1  Max:   16

 

Thursday Fine.

City:          Min:    8  Max:   18
West:          Min:    2  Max:   17
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong wind warning.
Thursday until midnight: Wind: W/NW 15/20 knots, reaching 20/30 knots, chiefly offshore, later this evening.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres, rising to 2 to 3 metres later.Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms.
Friday: Wind: SW 25/33 knots, easing to 15/25 knots later. Sea: 2.5 to 3.5 metres.Swell: S/SE about 1.5 metres.
Saturday Outlook: Wind: W/SW 10/20 knots.
Sunday Outlook: Wind: W/NW 15/25 knots, possibly increasing to 30 knots later..

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