Sticky: The winds of August blow hard

Posted by: on August 20th, 2013

White horses out at sea

Smoothed off

Hello Friends,

The MHL buoy data is showing a couple metres of south wind swell, but the average period is just 6 seconds – and that means flatness for us. Wind was light inshore as the day got started, but offshore, the wide dark plain of the sea is speckled with white horses. The Bureau says the west to SW wind will push up to 25-30 kts before weakening a little as afternoon comes into view.

This morning’s swell forecast models are not delivering happy news. For the last few days it looked as though tomorrow and Thursday might offer us a prospect or two at south spots. But it now seems that we may only see a brief uptick, and it might not be all that fabulous. I’m still hoping of course and I plan to keep an eye on it all day – as usual!

The crowdfunding work continues again today… getting closer…

Tide was high at 0720 and will be low at 1310. It should be sunny all day with a high in Sydney around the 17 mark.

Have yourself a top Tuesday one and all.

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Tuesday 20 August 2013.
Weather Situation
A deep low pressure system south of Tasmania is slowly moving south-southeast and a series of cold fronts will cross the southwestern Tasman Sea directing vigorous west to southwesterly winds along New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly up to 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Wednesday 21 August
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Thursday 22 August
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

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