War;m one coming up for much of the east coast today. You won’t be surprised to hear that there’s not much going on at the beach for surfers. Down Dee Why way the metre or so of 5 second period NE wind swell was producing the very occasional knee high peak as high tide approached (at 0855). Wind was light early, bur as the temp goes up inland, the NE’r is going to kick in and by late this afternoon it should be going pretty hard. With luck that will produce a few little waves at the NE wind swell spots. Looks as though the water temps are creeping up toward boardies too. Of course with the NE’r, we’ll probably see it pegged back a bit and we may have the odd fleet of bluies too.
Summer is in the house.
Go well with your Friday!
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing hot and humid northerly winds into a weak low pressure trough over western New South Wales. This trough and an associated cooler southerly change is expected to move slowly across the state over the weekend, reaching the northeast late on Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Easterly 0.5 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 1 December
Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Up to 3 metres decreasing below 2 metres during the morning then decreasing to below 1 metre later in the evening.
Easterly 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 2 December
Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Northeasterly about 1.5 metres tending southeasterly 1 metre during the evening.
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