About a metre of E-ESE wind swell with an average period of close to 9 seconds washing into Sydney as Saturday got started. Surface conditions were glassy to start and skies were mostly clear. Water’s around the 23 mark.
Set wave faces at the magnets (eg Northy and the Pole) were in the waist to waist plus range as we came off high tide. Wind will go NE before long and by close of play the Bureau says to expect 15-20 kts of the stuff to be tearing into the exposed stretches.
Wind is to be more northerly tomorrow morning ahead of an early afternoon south change. The latter doesn’t look like improving the swell energy levels though.
Speaking of swell energy levels, I wish I could say the Goat got it wrong in his latest forecast, but of course he’s more or less on the money according to the models. Basically it’s shaping to be a week of marginal, get in early type conditions. If you find anything above the waist high mark, you’ll be doing well I’d say. There’s really not much of anything to get hopeful about in this morning’s predictions for the coming week. About the best we can hope for is something into the mildly interesting range from the south around Thursday, but at this stage I’m not jumping up and down.
Have yourself a fun Saturday everyone!
Tides: H @0520, L @1210 H @1815
A weak high pressure ridge lies across the Tasman Sea. During Saturday northerly winds along the New South Wales coast will increase ahead of a southerly change associated with a cold front expected to develop on the far south coast early Sunday, then extend to the north coast overnight.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Sunday 1 March
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Becoming cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 2 March
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower