ESE 20-30 knots. Need I say more? Swell is out of the SE and up to 3 metres, but the period is only about 8 seconds so combined with the wind, the ocean is a real mess. I suppose it might be possible to get in the water in a very protected corner, but that short period means most of the energy won’t be refracting into the sheltered zones. The heavy rain yesterday – and more due today – will have turned the ocean into a less than delightful soup of stormwater runoff.
The blasting wind is set to continue from the SE through tomorrow, before backing off a little – but staying onshore – on Thursday.
Again this morning the forecast models are pointing toward Friday-Saturday being fun. The swell should be a couple metres and around to the east with periods close to the 10 second mark. Throw in light offshores and it could be very good indeed. I know it’s just a forecast… but one can dream!
Have yourself a great day!
TIDES: H @0700, L @1245
A trough lies along NSW coast with a low developing in the far north. A high pressure ridge stretches over the Bass Strait and the southern Tasman Sea. The trough will remain slow-moving on Tuesday then contract northeast on Wednesday with the low moving further away from the coast. The ridge will be gradually strengthening from the south from Wednesday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds: East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southerly about 1.5 metres tending easterly 2 to 3 metres this afternoon and evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
Forecast for Wednesday
Winds: East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres tending easterly during the day. Isolated thunderstorms offshore.
Forecast for Thursday
Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly up to 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.