Rainy morning with a helping of onshores and a dollop of SE dribble

Posted by: on November 6th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Once again, not the most delightful conditions as Saturday got started along Sydney’s beaches. Showers and drizzle were being pushed ashore by a lazy E to SE breeze. There were a few hardy types trying to extract a little fun from the flabby knee to waist high wind swell working into the corner at Dee Why. Given the conditions, I’m pretty sure there won’t be much of a crowd there this morning.

The forecast says that east to SE winds and showers will be with us all day today.

I’ll post a pic when the rain lifts long enough to grab one, but be assured that you’re really not missing much of anything.

Outlook for tomorrow is currently for the showers to become isolated and for the winds to be light early before building into a summery NE of 15-20 kts for tomorrow afternoon. Meantime, the swell, such as it is, should hang in there at approximately the same size as today but it will probably move more around to the east.

The Bureau says the on again, off again showers will persist pretty much through until Friday. More importantly, the surf outlook is also shaping up to be strictly ordinary. Expect at best to see waist to chest high at exposed spots right through the coming week.

It’s too early to say how the surf will look on Saturday the 20th when the We Love Waves kicks off a day of talks and discussion at North Narrabeen Surf Club. Speaking of which, we’ve set up a link on the we love waves page to a form that allows anyone to submit questions for the Saturday speakers to address on the day. Look for the 20 questions button, or just click here to join the conversation. And of course you’ll want to join your fellow surfers on the day by registering at the home page. Oh and don’t forget that all conference registrants are in for the Saturday night party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Thruster with the man himself, Simon Anderson.

Sydney Weather Situation from the Bureau of Meterology

A high near Tasmania is moving east and is directing a southeasterly airstream along the NSW coast. A small low is expected to develop off the Mid North Coast today before moving north and weakening overnight. A ridge of high pressure will then move north along the coast on Sunday and Monday as the high moves across the southern Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Forecast for Sunday

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots by early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Forecast for Monday

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots during the morning then increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds becoming northerly up to 30 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 2 metres increasing up to 3 metres during the evening. Swell: Southerly about 1 metre tending easterly 1 metre during the evening. Isolated thunderstorms from midday.

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