Sticky: Technically speaking it’s not perfectly flat

Posted by: on May 24th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Nothing to surf on this morning at Dee Why and from the look of the BoM data there isn’t likely to be anything in the way of a major change today (although it has to be said some of the models are calling for some sizable stuff before dark).

Tomorrow promises to be a little different however. The Bureau says we can expect 30-40 kts of S to SW wind and along with it an increase in wave energy. The Bureau is saying seas will be 3 to 4 metres on top of a metre of NE swell. I’ll be interested to see what that looks like, but according to this chart from the Bureau of Meterology that means total wave heights could be around 3 to 4 metres.

The various riffs on the WAMs are calling for about that size at Sydney’s south exposed spots all day tomorrow but the wind will be pretty crazy.

On current reckoning, the energy levels are set to drop pretty quickly through Thursday and the wind will still be going hard. But come Friday morning when the winds should be lighter and the skies sunny again, I’m hoping for waist to chest at exposed spots.

Have yourself a top old Tuesday one and all!

Weather Situation
A cold front/trough system has moved through New South Wales and a low pressure system will develop on the front over the Tasman Sea today and Wednesday . This will bring strengthening south to southwesterly winds along the southern half of the coast today, affecting the remainder of the coast on Thursday and increasing further to Gale Force . Winds will gradually decrease as the low weakens and moves southeast towards New Zealand on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots by early evening then increasing to 20 to 30 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening. Swell: Northeasterly about 1 metre.

Forecast for Wednesday
Winds: South to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots. Seas: 3 to 4 metres. Swell: Easterly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Thursday
Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.

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