Grey Thursday and very small

Posted by: on November 15th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Another cloudy, occasionally drizzly morning in Sydney. An incoming tide isn’t helping the weak and tiny east wind swell either. It’s only about 6 seconds apart, so I’m not overly hopeful about any significant improvement today. Plus, the wind’s supposed to gradually settle to the SE and that won’t be a positive change to the surf prospects.

I’ll be interested to see what the Goat has to say, but from my reading of the various riffs on the WAM data, we’re not looking at much of any real improvement to our prospects until early next week. And even then, it currently looks like just a small uptick.

Oh well, what can ya do? On with Thursday everyone!

TIDE: H @0845 L @1535

Weather Situation
A trough extends into New South Wales from a low over Western Australia, while a high pressure ridge lies to the south of the country. As the high strengthens this afternoon a southerly change will move into the South Coast. This change will reach Sydney around midnight, the Macquarie Coast before dawn on Friday, and the Byron Coast during the afternoon on Friday. As the low moves eastwards into NSW the wind will turn southeasterly. The low is forecast to move into central and eastern New South Wales on Friday, then contract to the northeast Saturday. Following this a high pressure ridge will begin to develop over NSW.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots later.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Friday 16 November
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 0.5 metres tending northeasterly 1 metre from the late morning.
Saturday 17 November
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters

This forecast is also available via scheduled broadcasts on marine radio.
Northern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
Central Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
Southern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Thursday.
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