What a relief

Posted by: on January 9th, 2013

Lots of parking at 0830

Hello Friends,

Change hit our place around 1230 last night and like everyone else, we breathed a sigh of relief after that heat. Yikes. I wonder how many records were broken… and, the Bureau tells us we’ll need to get used to it.

Swell is out of the south this morning, which is hardly surprising. But while it is showing as a couple metres from the SSE out at sea, the average period is a gutless 6 seconds. So, no waves to speak of, just a rattling 20 kts of southerly.

The Bureau says that a second NE swell should join the south this evening and as a consequence have issued a dangerous surf warning.

Whether this will actually translate into something of interest is another thing again. The southerly is supposed to back off a little this morning but it’s going to swing SE, so the prospects don’t look all that terrific right now. Tomorrow’s supposed to be easterly, but light for the early… maybe we’ll get lucky and wake up to a nice combo swell on Thursday morning.

Have a great day!

Tide was high at 0640 and will be low at about 1320.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the northern coast. A cold front moves east of Tasmania and an associated trough and south to southwesterly change is moving through central New South Wales. The south to southwesterly change is expected to move through northern parts of the coast on Wednesday. Winds are expected to strengthen ahead of and with the change. As the trough and cold front move away into the Tasman Sea late Wednesday another high pressure system, currently centred to the south of Western Australia, will extend a ridge towards southern parts of the coast. The new high pressure is forecast to be located over the Tasman Sea later in the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to below 1 metre later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly about 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly about 1 metre becoming 1.5 metres late this evening.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Thursday 10 January
Winds
Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Friday 11 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

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