I’ve got an hour to kill waiting for the big bus to California, so I’ve had a quick squizz at the buoy data for Sydney. Not a pretty picture it has to be said. Swell’s out of the E by ENE at about 8 seconds apart. Average size at sea is a paltry metre – and the trend appears to be heading downward. Probably the best thing to do at this point is to head off to Vicco. Looks like they’re going to be getting some serious swell over the next couple days. Sydney’s looking decidedly ordinary on the other hand.
Ah well… if it makes you feel any better, I’ve just looked at the conditions where I’m heading and it’s not looking too likely that I’ll have anything to crow about. In fact it looks just as uninteresting in southern California as it does here. So it goes.
Have yourself a great day and if you must get wet, I’d be taking the biggest, floatiest object in the quiver.
A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is slowly moving east. A weak southerly change is expected on the south coast today, gradually extending to the north coast by Thursday night. Winds are expected to freshen from the west to southwest on Friday ahead of another southerly change over the weekend.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds: Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 1 metre. Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwest to southeasterly during the afternoon. Winds tending northeasterly overnight. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 1 metre. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning.
Forecast for Friday
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly about 0.5 metres.