Up a bit this morning

Posted by: on January 18th, 2012


Hello Friends,

Light offshores and a scrappy but bigger than yesterday east wind swell at about 9 seconds apart and nearly two metres at sea. There was even a bit of watery sunshine about at 0700 when I first looked at it. But the skies have clouded over again as I write this. Looks like the possible morning showers could possibly put in an appearance.

From the shape of the swell forecast models, the waist to shoulder high sets showing up at Dee Why this morning should continue through the day before rolling off from tomorrow. It doesn’t look as though we’re headed toward flatness though. Instead, a summer pattern of junky waist high stuff with lots of onshores seems likely to prevail for the next week. In fact some of the interpretations of the data are pointing toward a solid ESE pulse around about Monday, but it also looks as though there’ll be strong ESE onshores with it.

Looks like an opportunity for honing those junk riding skills.

Have yourself a fun Wednesday!

Tides: L @1000, H @1550

Weather Situation for the Sydney coast
A high pressure system near New Zealand is extending a ridge the the New South Wales central coast, while a low pressure trough lies off the northern coast. The ridge will decay today as a weak cold front moves into the far south of the state, bringing a southerly change to the south overnight. Another high pressure system, currently south of the Bight, is expected to drift slowly east during the next few days, strengthening as it reaches the Tasman Sea during the weekend and maintaining a generally onshore airstream. There are indications that the trough will remain off the north coast throughout the period, although it’s exact movement remains uncertain.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 metres.
Thursday 19 January
Winds
Northeasterly 5 to 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.
Friday 20 January
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.

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