Not the prettiest morning and not much in the way of wave energy, but it’s not quite as flat as yesterday. The MHL buoy is showing 2 metres of 8 sec SE wind swell, so we’re looking at waist-ish at the bigger spots I’d say. Wind was light westerly when I grabbed the snaps at 0630 but the forecast is for it to turn east to SE by late this morning. Tide was on the way to high at 0745.
And the outlook? Well, as he has for the past couple of decades now, the Goat has brought his considerable experience to bear on the models’ output to make a few predictions for the coming week.
Have a great Friday everyone and keep on smilin’!
An east to southeasterly flow across the waters will tend northerly during Saturday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the north and then strengthen on Sunday ahead of a cold front and southerly change expected on the south coast early Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Saturday 29 October
Easterly 20 to 25 knots turning northeasterly in the evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Sunday 30 October
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.