Beautiful start to the day. Light offshore wind, mostly clear skies and a small but clean looking south line pulsing in. The MHL buoy data tells us it was south, 2 metres at 9 seconds as of 0500. Tide was dropping to the low at 0850 and, as you might expect, the point was reasonably well populated with the first shift. Up the beach it was equally clean looking, but the straighthanders ruled.
The outlook is for the morning to be offshore but it’ll go south in the afternoon. The Bureau is calling for the swell to pick up this morning from the south and be into the 2.5 metre range by the middle of the day. They reckon that the swell will start fading again tomorrow morning.
Have yourself a great Thursday everyone and go well with your plans!
A low pressure system off the New South Wales coast is moving away fairly quickly, while a high over the Bight extends a ridge into the state’s west. This pattern will see coastal winds easing today, then turn northerly on Friday as the high shifts to the Tasman Sea. A southerly wind surge is expected to affect southern and central waters during the weekend as a cold front passes to the south, preceding another gradual northerly shift at the start of the new week as the the next high moves overhead.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning, turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the morning.
Friday 1 April
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by evening.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
30% chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny.
Saturday 2 April
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters