Go swimming?

Posted by: on March 27th, 2013

Back to nearly flat
Hello Friends,

Another warm day coming up for Sydney. Positively summery in fact. Sadly, the swell situation is also summery, ie about a metre of 5 second period NE wind swell. A 1.7m high tide at 0900 isn’t helping either. The outlook is little changed this morning. We’re not likely to see much of significance over the coming week. A few days ago, Saturday had looked a reasonable hope for east swell spots. It still looks better than this morning’s offerings, but not by very much.

Just for fun, I’ve had a look at the prospects for waves at Bells for the contest. From the shape of the charts there might be a bit of swell next week, but the latest long range modelling isn’t showing anything epic thus far.

Gotta jam, have a good one!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near New Zealand is maintaining a ridge towards southeast Queensland, while a weak low pressure trough lies over northeastern New South Wales. A second trough, with an associated cold front, is approaching from the west. Northerly winds between these systems will continue to affect the coast through Wednesday. Late on Wednesday the cold front will bring a gusty southerly change to the west of the state, continuing to the southern coast during Thursday, and the north on Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Thursday 28 March
Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending northeasterly 1.5 metres late in the evening.
Friday 29 March
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly 25 to 30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres tending southerly 3 metres from the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore early in the morning.

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