Sticky: Sunny morning, but the wind hammering it early

Posted by: on March 6th, 2011

Hello Friends,

After blowing ESE overnight, the wind is now around to the SE at around 10 kts at 0900. The swell is still SSE at a couple metres out where the MHL buoy floats, but inshore the waves are around the waist to chest high range on sets. Dee Why looked very messy and junky, but thanks to the sunny skies, there were more than a few takers. The wind is going to continue in much the same way, so there’s no point waiting around for it to back off. Get your mind into junk surfing mode and get out there and enjoy that warm water.

Tomorrow looks like being cloudy and wind too, so at this stage I’m not too hopeful of anything like an improvement. With luck it’ll hold at about the current

This morning’s run of the models is not too encouraging for our region. It looks as though the current energy levels might stick around for another 24 hours or so before slumping back toward a run of near flat days that could last into next weekend. Bah!

Want to get up to some good? Today’s Clean Up Australia Day and you should have no problem finding somewhere to help out by checking their website.

TIDES: H @1000, L @1515

Weather Situation
A trough well off the southern Queensland coast coupled with a strengthening high near Tasmania will produce a southeasterly airflow over NSW again today. The high will move slowly over the southern Tasman Sea today and early in the new week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2 metres.

Forecast for Monday
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

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