Tiny and NE by mid-morning

Posted by: on December 31st, 2012

0600 puny-ness

Hello Friends,

Extra keeness will be required to find a wave at your fave south swell spot today. Energy levels slipped down half a cog overnight and swell is now only about a metre at sea from the SSE with an average period of a touch over 9 seconds. Tide’s high at 1045 and will be low a little before half past 5 this afternoon.

The North easterly was 15-20 kts by 1000 this morning, so the forecast of 25-30 kts late looks plausible. You might get some shoulder high sets at really exposed spots toward dusk, but obviously you’ll be dealing with blasting onshore conditions and very short period waves.

Looks as though we’ll be getting a weak change tomorrow and there doesn’t seem to be much prospect of a decent wave…

TC Freda forecasts are looking kind of interesting at the moment. Modelling is showing it potentially ending up off the north coast in about a week. You lucky pups up north could be seeing decent swell off and on from as early as Weds and lasting well into next week.

Nice to have something to look forward to! Go well everybody.

Weather Situation
A high developed over the Tasman Sea yesterday. The high will move further east today as a trough lying from central north to southeast NSW deepens. The trough will bring a weak southerly change to the south coast today. reaching the central coast tomorrow and stalling. A second trough and stronger southerly change will affect the NSW coast later Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots late in the day or evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres by early evening then increasing to 3 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 1 January
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots ahead of a southeast to southwesterly change 15 to 25 knots in the early morning, then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing below 2 metres in the early morning then decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre tending northeasterly about 1.5 metres from the morning.
Wednesday 2 January
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres tending southerly 1 metre during the evening.

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