Rain was light but steady as the day got started. Visibility from the RealSurf crows nest was about a kilometre so it was a bit too gloomy to grab a picture. If we get a break later, I’ll rectify the situation. From the look of the 0630 WRL shot of south Narrabeen and given the MHL buoy showing a metre of 7 second SE wind bump an hour ago, I’d say there’s not much chance of finding a wave over the knee high mark this morning.
The Goat’s forecast should be along soon and I’m wondering how he sees the weekend prospects because some of the models are holding out hopes for an uptickin the swell energy late Saturday into Sunday…
Have a great Friday everyone and go well with your plans!
Northerly winds will increase along the New South Wales coast today as a low pressure system and associated trough approach from the west. The low is forecast to move rapidly away to the east on Saturday, bringing vigorous west to southwesterly winds along the southern and central coast in its wake. Winds will ease from Sunday as a high pressure system near the Bight slowly shifts eastward to be centred over southeast Australia by Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning northerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Reaching 30 knots offshore at times.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore from late this morning.
Saturday 3 September
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 25 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots in the middle of the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres later in the evening.
East to northeasterly around 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.
Sunday 4 September
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.