Grey skies, grey seas, little grey waves

Posted by: on December 27th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Not exactly firing on all cylinders this morning in the old Sydney. We have a steady southerly of around 10-15kts and gloomy grey skies dancing accompaniment to a turgid waist high south wind swell with a power setting of just 6 seconds. Not too red hot it has to be said. But there are a few tough guys in the water challenging their immune systems and amping on the odd catchable lump. The peak intensity is of course to be found at the most exposed spots, but that’s where the wind’s freshest too. Such keeness! An inspiring sight to be sure.

Outlook is for the southerly to pretty much go all day but then to slack off overnight and swing around to the NE for tomorrow morning when – if luck is with us – the little south swell will still be around.

Long range outlook is pretty much par for the summer course. There’s energy in the southern ocean, but the highs keep deflecting it away from the east coast swell window. This morning’s run of the models is pretty downbeat for the next week, so here’s hoping something comes along soon to change the outlook. With luck it won’t fade back to complete and utter flatness, but I don’t think you can be too hopeful of seeing much quality in the Sydney region for another 7 days at least.

Oh well, Huey will return – as he always does.

Have yourself a top old day!



Weather Situation
A trough brings a southerly change to northern parts of the New South Wales coast today, with conditions easing by Tuesday as the next high moves over the region from the west. Next southerly change may affect NSW coast on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Northeasterly about 1 metre. The chance of thunderstorms offshore this morning.

Forecast for Tuesday
Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres.

Forecast for Wednesday
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly up to 10 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly up to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southerly 1 metre.

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