Can’t fault the weather settings this morning in Sydney. Absolutely spot on in every metric – bar one. Swell is out of the SE at about a metre at 9 seconds. So, it’s not quite flat. Sets at Dee Why beach were in the knee to waist high plus range. They’re coming in at a leisurely frequency though. You’ll want to be in a chilled out mood and on your float-iest water toy.
To the extent it matters, the tide’s hitting low at around 0920.
Outlook for the next few days is for small to flat – particularly tomorrow – and then around midweek the models say we could start to see some solid east swell develop on Sydney’s stretch of the east coast. This is all academic for you correspondent as come next weekend, he expects to be in the high desert of SE California celebrating his Dad’s 91st birthday. Expect one or two postcards from Cali over the next couple weeks…
Go well with your Saturday one and all!
Weather Situation from Australian Bureau of Meteorology: A strong high pressure system centred over southeast New South Wales extends a ridge over most of the state. Later on Saturday a cold front is forced to the south of Australia due to the strength of the high, however the southern-most parts of the coast may see a brief southerly developing behind an associated trough. The high will move slowly towards New Zealand over the next few days, but a strong ridge remains over the state. A trough will begin to develop off the north coast later on Sunday or early Monday in the easterlies along the north of the ridge.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Sunday 15 April
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the morning.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly up to 1 metre.
Monday 16 April
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly 0.5 metres.