26 degrees by 0800. Real spring weather – in equatorial Africa that is. The gusty north wind was flattening the metre or so of 7 second south swell. There were knee high sets rolling slowly in at Dee Why, so maybe at a better exposed stretch, there’d be something approaching waist high. The wind is set to go SW around midday and then to stay that way across the next couple of days at least.
Thursday, which I’d been nurturing hopes for, looks an increasingly long shot for any really useful swell energy. A week ago it seemed that we might have a couple of metres of south pulsing in… but now maybe we’ll get a metre plus with W-SW in the morning and southerly by lunch.
We’re heading into week three of the crowdfunding effort and while we’re definitely going along pretty well, I’m going to be anxious until we reach the goal. It’d be so cool to hit it early. Anyway, lots of you have seen it now, but here’s my latest effort to get us over the all important crowdfunding line…
I hope you’ll get on board with us today. Have yourself a good one!
Forecast issued at 4:20 am EST on Tuesday 10 September 2013.
A broad low pressure trough is moving through the south and west of the state as a high pressure ridge extends over the northeast. North to northwesterly winds ahead of the trough will shift to south to southwesterly over southern and central waters on Tuesday, and northern waters early Wednesday, as this trough progresses further eastwards. A high pressure ridge will move in over NSW behind this system during Wednesday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 11 September
Strong wind warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Thursday 12 September
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.