Faint signs of hope

Posted by: on April 30th, 2013

Got to his feet

Hello Friends,

Grey skies for Sydney and only a slight increase to the ambient swell pressure. It’s still averaging about 6 seconds on the period front, but it’s twice as big as yesterday. Which means there are some just barely catchable bumps while the tide is still relatively low. High tide’s around noon, so I’m not too enthusiastic about chances of an improvement. Primary swell direction is SE and the bumps at sea are around the metre mark.

We’re due to have a south change tomorrow afternoon and that should result in a definite uptick to wave size. But of course we’ll also have the wind to deal with. Tomorrow morning on incoming tide should see slightly better conditions than today. Thursday looks like being wind whipped from the south all day but with luck Friday morning may offer a few fun ones as the swell is expected to stick around. After possibly fading on Saturday, there’s a chance of another south pulse for Sunday-Monday before things go quiet again… we shall see!

Get up to some good!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies across the northern Tasman Sea, and another south of the Bight. Between these systems, a broad trough of low pressure extends from central Australia to the southern Tasman sea. This trough is expected to remain over central parts of the New South Wales coast during Tuesday. On Wednesday, a cold front from the Southern Ocean is forecast to move over the state, assisted by the strengthening high to the west. This will bring a more significant southerly change to the coast.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots, becoming variable late in the afternoon and evening .
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.
Wednesday 1 May
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.
Thursday 2 May
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, decreasing below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, turning southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

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