Sticky: Hey! Little waves!

Posted by: on December 23rd, 2010

Hello Friends,

A little 8s SE swell is providing a few small diversions at spots that like that sort of thing. Nothing too huge because it’s only 1.5m out at sea, but there should be the odd waist high set around the place. Tide’s high at 0915 and low at 1600. But the afternoon sesh will probably be pretty ordinary if the Bureau is right. They say the wind will be out of the south at 20-30 kts by then.

oops radio time, back in a tick with thoughts about the outlook…

Weather Situation
A cold front will move over the southwestern Tasman this morning and a high pressure system south of the Bight will extend a ridge to New South Wales north coast behind the front. By Friday the high will move over the southern Tasman Sea and before moving rapidly towards New Zealand during Saturday. On Sunday another cold front is expected to bring southerly change along the coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds: Northerly 5 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly up to 10 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly up to 25 knots by early evening. Winds tending southerly 20 to 30 knots later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1 metre.

Forecast for Friday
Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots around dawn then tending east to southeasterly up to 15 knots around midday. Winds tending easterly up to 10 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Saturday
Winds: Northeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres tending easterly during the evening. The chance of thunderstorms from midday.

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