Drizzle but glassy and the swell continues early

Posted by: on June 10th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Dull skies, drizzle and a wintry chill to the air, but there were waves as of 0900 thanks to 2 metres of 10 second period SSE swell. Those numbers are exactly right for lots of places in Sydney, so if you’re keen to get in, there should be opportunities to hand.

The wind call is for 10-15kts of SEly but as I write this, it’s actually lightly offshore and just now a little sunny break has opened up off to the NE…

Waves are in the chest high plus range on sets and it’s busy-ish but not crazy.

Tide was low around 0700 and will hit high at 1315.

The forecast models are calling for the swell to fade this afternoon and to be smaller tomorrow and into Tuesday.

However, there are some interesting things showing up on the midweek forecasts. If the modelling is right, we could have an extended run of fun size east swell from as early as Wednesday through to next weekend.

Have yourself a great Sunday and keep on smilin’!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is moving towards the Bass Strait extending a ridge to northern New South Wales and a low pressure trough is developing off the north coast. Later today a low will develop within this trough and deepen on Monday as the high moves southeast of Tasmania maintaining the ridge to the northwest of the state. The low is expected to move slowly east away from the coast during Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight

South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly about 2 metres.
Isolated thunderstorms. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Monday 11 June

South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots around dawn then increasing to 15 to 25 knots by early evening.
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Isolated thunderstorms.

Tuesday 12 June

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Easterly 2 metres.

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