Another warm and very hazy morning

Posted by: on November 20th, 2011

Hello Friends,

At 0900 the visibility along the northern beaches was only about 1km and therefore it was too gloomy to take a picture for this report. From what I could see though, the energy levels are still very feeble. The MHL buoy was indicating a primary swell direction from the SE. Average size is up a touch to around the metre mark, but the average period is only 7 seconds.  As a consequence I’d be expecting maximum wave heights at exposed spots to be struggling to reach waist high.

Tide was low at around 0910 and it’ll go up about a metre to the high around 1520.

The hazy conditions should gradually dissipate as the day goes along, but the Bureau says we can expect skies to cloud over, northeast to southeast winds accelerate and thunderstorms start popping out of the saturated atmosphere. In fact, this morning’s forecast is calling for a 90% chance of showers developing.

From this morning’s forecast models, it would appear that we’re probably in for another week of minor conditions. Some of the interpretations are showing a little activity spinning up for us late in the week as a potentially head high plus east swell pulses in late Thursday, early Friday.

Have yourself a top old Sunday!

Weather Situation

A high is in the Tasman Sea and another to the west of WA. A trough between these highs will move through NSW with a southerly change reaching the northern parts of the coast by the end of the day. Another southerly change will affect the southern coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms offshore late this evening.

Monday 21 November

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots by early evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres tending southerly about 2 metres in the afternoon and evening.

Tuesday 22 November

Winds

Northeasterly 5 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times, tending northwesterly up to 10 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Seas

Up to 1.5 metres.

Swell

Southeasterly about 1.5 metres tending northeasterly 0.5 metres during the evening.

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