As expected, really nothing going on as the Saturday kicked off in Sydney. The dominant swell direction was SSW thanks to all the wind. Heights at sea were around the metre mark at 7-9 seconds apart. Windswell moving away from the coast really. There seemed to be a small perk down the coast at Batemans Bay where average period has moved into the 10 second range (although it’s still only a metre). This, I hope bodes well for a fulfilment of the long projected weekend south pulse arriving late this afternoon for us.
The tide doesn’t swing around too much today. Low was at 0640 and the high will be around 1320.
The Bureau tells us that by this afternoon, the wind should be SW 15-25 kts. It was supposed to be strong westerly this morning, but as of 0700 the wind was light and variable.
According to this morning’s run of the swell model interpretations, tomorrow morning should be the best of the coming week. The Bureau’s call is for 2-3 metres south and the models are predicting a juicy 12 second period. Throw in a prediction for light offshores and sunny skies, and it’s all looking promising.
Have a top Saturday everyone!
A vigorous cold front has recently moved to the Tasman Sea with winds gradually easing in it’s wake. A high pressure system approaching from the west is forecast to strengthen a ridge over New South Wales during the weekend, promoting generally fine weather throughout the region. By early in the new week the high is expected to reach the Tasman Sea, with winds turning northerly ahead of the next frontal system.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Westerly 25 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Up to 3 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 3 metres.
Sunday 9 September
Westerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon.
1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Monday 10 September
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Southerly about 2 metres.