Another messy and small morning, but at least it’s sunny

Posted by: on January 17th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Generally junky and weak looking this morning. We have a steady NE seabreeze and some messy 1.5 metre easterly wind swell. The NE’r will be picking up as the day goes along and by this afternoon you can expect a standard issue summer NE onshore of 15-20 kts.

On the bright side, well, bright-ish, some of the swell forecast modelling is predicting that the easterly wind swell will push up a bit over the next 24-48 hours. If we’re lucky, tomorrow’s morning junk should be a touch bigger. Of course the Bureau is also saying Wednesday will see the wind coming back around to the SE. The early will be your best shot I’d say.

The outlook for the next week is pretty much more of the same – ie small, junky and mainly onshore. If you’re up for a drive, there might be better prospects up the coast north of the Hunter.

Have yourself a great Tuesday!

Tides: L @0840 H @1430

Weather Situation – Sydney coastal forecast
A high pressure system near New Zealand is extending a ridge across southern and central New South Wales, while a trough remains almost stationary off the northern coast. A low is expected to develop within this trough later today or Wednesday, and although its exact position remains uncertain this development may significantly influence wind strength and direction over the north. Later on Wednesday the ridge is forecast to decay across the south as a weak cold front reaches the southwestern Tasman Sea. Following this, another high pressure system is expected to pass to the south, although it’s possible that the trough over the northern coast may remain through the weekend.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore at first, otherwise 15 to 20 knots.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly 1 metre.
Wednesday 18 January
Southeasterly 5 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Thursday 19 January
East to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending southeasterly during the evening.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly about 2 metres.

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