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Posted by: on November 25th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Another grey and dripping morning with visibility down to about a kilometre. Swell has come around to the east. It’s about 1.5 metres on average, but the period is still a paltry 7 seconds. The Bureau says it’ll be cloudy with mist patches and drizzle increasing to periods of rain as the east south easterly (blergh!) goes from the present 10-12 kts to 20-25 kts from the east to north-east. To the extent that it matters, tide swings about two metres from a high at 0740 to the low at 1420.

I’m keeping my hopes modest for tomorrow, but I do note that the Bureau says the wind should swing W-NW around lunch time. If the NE’r picks up as predicted later today, there might be a little something still coming in as the wind changes tomorrow.

Have yourself a great Friday!

Here’s a grab from the WRL cam of south Narrabeen. Looks as though Council’s spread out all that sand from Northy lagoon…

Weather Situation

A broad trough, which lies over inland New South Wales on Friday, will contract to the coast on Saturday before moving further east across the Tasman Sea on Sunday. A weak high pressure ridge over the coast will weaken on Saturday as the trough draws closer. Monday could see a weak ridge redeveloping over New South Wales ahead of another trough approaching from the west.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Easterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots later in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Southeasterly about 1 metre.

Saturday 26 November

North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots around midday then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening.
Up to 2 metres.
Southeasterly 0.5 to 1.5 metres.

Sunday 27 November


West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending south to southeasterly about 10 knots during the evening.


Up to 1.5 metres.


Easterly 1.5 metres.

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