Sticky: Small but not hopeless

Posted by: on October 11th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Still a little bit of weak SE wind swell sputtering along the beaches of Sydney. Dee Why was tossing up the odd fluffy waist plus set under drizzly grey skies when I checked it around 0800. The weather is apparently going to go nuts in the next 24 hours though and tomorrow should be pretty wild and woolly. Not convinced that it will necessarily be a day when many will want to surf…

But, come the weekend, it looks as though the swell will drop back into the fun size range.

Take care and have fun with your Thursday

Tides: L @1025, H @1640

Weather Situation
A low pressure system is expected to deepen off the southern NSW coast during Thursday, move north and deepen further Thursday night/Friday morning before moving away to the east later Friday. Gale force to locally storm force winds and large seas are expected with this system. A high pressure ridge is forecast to develop over NSW during the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms with squalls to 50 knots possible.
Friday 12 October
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 30 to 45 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Up to 6 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres tending southeasterly 2 to 4 metres from the morning.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Saturday 13 October
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots, reaching 40 knots at times, decreasing below 30 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 5 metres decreasing to 3 metres during the morning then decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres decreasing to 1.5 to 3 metres from the morning.

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