Hard not to notice the key feature of today’s weather in Sydney. Already past the 30 mark before 0700 at RealSurf HQ high atop Collaroy Plateau. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any reason to take a board when you head off to the beach to cool off.
To the extent you could describe it as swell, the numbers are as follows: ENE about a metre with a period of just 6 seconds.
The only hope of a wave I can see is if the expected change arrives before dark. Should that happen, there might be some junky, onshore energy at south spots. And then, if we’re really fortunate, a tiny bit will be left for tomorrow morning. But the period is going to be so short that I don’t hold out huge hopes for anything much at all. Plus there’ll be SE wind with it (in the afternoon the breeze will go around to the NE).
Outlook for the week ahead is not great according to the models. I hope they’re wrong, because if they aren’t we’re looking at near flatness for the next seven days.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Saturday until midnight: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots, increasing to NW 20/30 knots during the morning, ahead of a S/SE change 25/33 knots during the afternoon.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres, rising to 2.5 to 3.5 metres during the afternoon and evening.Swell: SE about 1 metre, tending NE 1 to 1.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms with and ahead of the change. Gusts of 45 knots possible.
Sunday: Wind: S/SE 20/30 knots, easing to SE 15/20 knots early, then to SE 10/15 knots during the afternoon.Sea: 2 to 3 metres, abating to about 1 metre during the afternoon/evening.Swell: S/SE 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: E/NE 10/20 knots.