Archive for December 2016

Glassy little bumps at NE spots

Posted on December 31st, 2016 in At large.

north narrabeen

North Narrabeen well populated at 0650


Hello Friends,
A calm, sultry morning under grey skies as the last day of 2016 got underway. Happily there were also some glassy little ENE lines at the magnet spots. Size is around the knee to waist range on the catchable ones at the better exposed spots.
The MHL buoy was showing 1.4m of 7-sec ENE wind swell at 0400. Tide’s running into the high at 1020.
It was busy at Northy but there seemed to be much less crowded little things immediately south of there.
Around at the Longy to Dee Why stretch there were some very occasional, very soft little knee plus ENE bumps at the Longy end but down the beach the hopefuls were waiting even longer for even more marginal offerings.
This morning’s swell models say we can expect conditions to fade out across the day and that tomorrow will be barely there surfwise. They show a bump up into the surfable but not amazing range for Monday-Tuesday, with Wednesday looking SE in the waist to shoulder range but potentially with SE wind in on top of it.
Have yourself a great New Year’s Eve and catch you again in 2017!

north narrabeen

Little lines roll down the north end of Narrabeen at 0650

dy beach

Hanging around at the Pole 0655

dy beach

A few more haning about at Kiddies, but long long waits

long reef sufer

Big one at Longy this morning just before o799

dy point

No waves at Dee Why point this morninc

dy beach

Big set at the Pole, Dee Why

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland coast and a low pressure system south of Tasmania is moving southeast. A northerly airstream is being directed over New South Wales coastal waters between these two systems. A weak southerly change will continue to move northwards today, reaching central parts of the coast this morning before weakening around Port Macquarie this afternoon. A stronger southerly change is forecast to move through southern coastal waters on Sunday and northern coastal waters on Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly during the early morning then tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Sunday 1 January
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending variable in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Monday 2 January
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.


Very little going on at the beach, but…

Posted on December 30th, 2016 in Dee Why.
dy berach and point

The point slumbers, the beach barely ticks over at 0640

dy beach

Set just north of Kiddies at 0640

Hello Friends,
After a warm night, Friday kicks off with high overcast, no wind and almost no wave energy at Dee Why. There were a few folks catching ankle to knee high dribblers just north of Kiddies when I checked for the first time at 0640. Tide was heading into the 1.8m high at 0945. It’ll be back to the 0.3m low at 1640.
The MHL buoy detecting a metre of 8-sec NE bump as of 0500.
As for the outlook, well, I think we can leave that to the Goat who not only casts the runes for the week to come but offers his very own Goatly New Year’s message.
Have a top old penultimate day of 2016!

WRL cam

WRL cam showing south Narra too small to surf at 0530

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland coast and a low pressure system west of Tasmania is moving southeast. A northerly airstream is being directed over New South Wales coastal waters between these two systems. A trough of low pressure associated with the low is expected to bring a southerly change to the south coast later Friday, and moving through central parts of the coast on Saturday before weakening around Port Macquarie. A stronger southerly change is forecast to move through southern coastal waters on Sunday and northern coastal waters on Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 31 December
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Sunday 1 January
Winds
South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the afternoon then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.


The Goat’s New Year Surf Forecast… and TG’s New Year Message

Posted on December 29th, 2016 in Goat's Forecast.

Surf forecast issued Thursday 29 December 2016: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

The surf should be going down from today’s conditions, but there should still be enough movement in the ocean over the next several days, to get cool and to have fun in the water, along with everyone else!

Friday: down in the 1-2 metre range North East… that means bigger at southern ends of beaches than at northern ends

Saturday: ditto East North East

Sunday New Year’s Day: about 1 metre or so East North East

Monday: coming up in the 1-2 metre range at places that like dead South swell.. and bypassing most other places

Tuesday: down a little in ditto

Wednesday: ditto and ditto

Thursday: about 1 metre dead South

And in a two for the price of one deal for you… here’s free of charge, gratis, and gratuitous:

TG’s New Year Message

Well, 2016 went by as fast as this year’s winning yachts in the Sydney-Hobart … and that was quick!

Lots of fun things happened and some less than fun things happened at the personal, local, and world levels over the past twelve months for us all I’m sure, or at least I hope the net result was mostly positive for everyone’s memory banks.  If not, then c’est la vie for 2016, and let’s hope for a better 2017!

What’s in store for 2017??  Who knows for sure.  But some things are for certain for the coming year…

The world will keep turning, the sun will come up each day (even if obscured by clouds from time to time), the winds will keep blowing, and waves will keep on rolling onto beaches around the world.  Let’s hope we can all catch plenty of them.

 

Stay well, stay safe in and out of the surf and have fun!

Happy New Year.

TG.

The Air

MSLP Analysis for Thu Dec 29 00:00:00 2016 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windytv.com/?-33.903,151.152,6

The Sea

Water temp is around 21 offshore, but as was anticipated in last week’s post the nearshore temp has dropped to freezing according to a sample of users.  The reason for the difference as explained on the MHL website is

“Local currents and other oceanographic phenomena, such as upwelling of cooler water from deeper offshore, can influence the sea temperature at the shoreline.”

Or, blame the the howling Noreasters. And add to that, the contrast with the warmish air temp. .

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Tides

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2016-2017.pdf

Weather from the Bureau:

Sydney Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:24 pm EDT on Thursday 29 December 2016.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 0%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

Friday 30 December

Summary
Min 24
Max 35
Hot. Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 60%

Sydney area

Hot. Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Fire Danger – Very High

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

Saturday 31 December

Summary
Min 24
Max 28
Shower or two clearing.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 60%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the early afternoon. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon.

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

Sunday 1 January

Summary
Min 23
Max 28
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 80%

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming southerly 25 to 35 km/h during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

Monday 2 January

Summary
Min 21
Max 25
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50%

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly during the morning.

Tuesday 3 January

Summary
Min 20
Max 25
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50%

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 4 January

Summary
Min 20
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50%

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Thursday 5 January

Summary
Min 20
Max 26
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 3 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 80%

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.


Heat to come and tiny waves too

Posted on December 29th, 2016 in Dee Why.
dy beach surf

Possibilities in the shories at 0645

dy point

Could you catch ’em at the point? Maybe…

dy point and beachb

Mist making it look mythic. Dee Why at 0645


Hello Friends,

Interesting misty quality to the Dee Why seascape at 0645 this morning, and it looked like there could be little waist-ish sets at the beach and maybe even occasionally the point. Wind was near calm, but it should be northerly 15-20 kts going NE later. The MHL data from early this morning was showing a metre of 6-sec wind swell from the ENE. Tide’s high at 0910 and will be back to low at 1545.
You probably know already that we’re heading for a hot 37 today and nearly the same again tomorrow. So it’s a safe bet the water’ll be busy anywhere there’s even a suggestion of a catchable bump. Looking at the Bureau’s modelling it would seem that the wave energy we’re seeing early will be fading a little over the next 24-48 hours. So, if you find something, pounce on it!
Go well with your day and stay cool!

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland coast and a low pressure system over the Bight is moving southeast. A northerly airstream is being directed over New South Wales coastal waters between these two systems. A trough of low pressure associated with the low is expected to move slowly through the southwest of the state over the next few days, bringing a southerly change to the far south coast later Friday. It will then progress slowly along the coast over the ensuing days, reaching the far north coast on Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day then tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 30 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 31 December
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening

WRL cam

WRL cam shot from 0530 – misty but some activity showing


Little but catchable early

Posted on December 28th, 2016 in Dee Why.
dy point

Little wave gets caught at the point 0700

dy beach

Plausible line goes uncaught up the beach from Kiddies at 0700

Hello Friends,

A moderate and steady 10-12 kt NNE breeze was already going at 0730 along the Northern Beaches. The MHL data from 0500 showed a touch over a metre of 7-sec ENE wind swell washing into the Sydney region. As the pictures show, surface conditions were choppy but not crazily so and there were knee to waist high bumps coming into the beach and even, occasionally, the point.
Tide’s high at 0830 and will be back to low at 1510. By that stage it’ll be around 30 degrees and the wind should be hammering along at 20-25 kts from the N-NE. Water’s sitting on the 21 mark.
Tomorrow’s forecast is currently for a coastal high temp just shy of the old century mark. Put that together with 15-25 kts of N-NE wind from first light and a slightly bigger NE wind swell and I reckon the lifesavers could be in for a busy day.
Surf quality isn’t going to be too wonderful, but as with the last week, if you’re keen, there should be the odd peak to be had. And, again, more or less, that’s how the next few days are shaping up for the next week at least.
Have a great day and get wet if you can!

south narrabeen beach WRL

A little bit smaller along the south Narra stretch at 0530 – WRL cam

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea with a ridge to the northwest is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. The next south to southeasterly change is expected on the south coast during Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 29 December
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 30 December
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower


Little high tide bumps for the extra keen

Posted on December 27th, 2016 in Dee Why.
dy beach

Kiddies crew picking up a little bump or two at 0735

dy beach

Out for a paddle near No Mans

dy beach

Small fat stuff at Kiddies 0740

Hello Friends,

A faint south breeze was wafting in at 0750 this morning. It should swing NE a little later and get up to 15-25 kts by late afternoon. Tide was just on high and there were a fair number of folk down toward the south end of the Dee Why-Longy stretch. Waves looked to be in the knee to waist range – which is consistent with the 1.6 m, 7-sec east wind swell being picked up by the MHL buoy at 0500.

It really looks like a rinse and repeat of Boxing Day conditions, so if you found a wave then, have a look at the same spot again today and I reckon it’ll be close to, if not slightly bigger.

And the outlook? Well, if anything, according to this morning’s models today and tomorrow ought to be okay and after a dip on Thursday it could bump up again on Friday. Not by much mind you, but NE wind swell spots that don’t mind high tide, could be fun.

So get out there if you can and take your chilled hey-it’s-summer attitude.

WRL cam

WRL south Narrabeen cam at 0630

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea with a ridge to the northwest is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales north and central coasts while a weak southerly change associated with a cold front is moving along the south coast and weakening further. Winds across the western Tasman Sea will turn north northeasterly by Tuesday evening as the high strengthen the ridge along the coast. The next weak and brief south to southeasterly change is expected on the south coast on Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 28 December
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 29 December
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


High tide early means fat and full

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in Dee Why.

dy point

Point not doing it on the high tide and weak wind swell


dy beach

Small line along the beach at 0700


Hello Friends,

Not much doing at Dee Why as of 0700. The early high tide and light NNE wind aren’t improving the metre or so of 7 second east wind swell washing in. The point’s not a surf option and anything catchable along the beach is looking marginal at best. I reckon a waist high wave face is about the upper limit for the south end of Dee Why. The NE magnets are obviously the go – until the wind smashes them up later this morning.
On a schedule this am, so no time to examine the models in any detail. Overall the picture is for conditions to bump along at about the current intensity for at least another week. So, if you’ve found a little corner somewhere, go back there again today…and tomorrow…and the next day…
Go well!

sth narrabeen

Not much of anything at south Narrabeen as of 0530

Weather Situation
A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing north to northeasterly winds along New South Wales coastal waters. A weak cold front will clip the far south of the state late today, with an associated southerly change extending along the south coast tonight and early Tuesday. Winds are likely to quickly shift northerly throughout again from Tuesday evening due to the persistent high pressure system and a trough approaching from the west.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 27 December
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore at times.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Wednesday 28 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Posted on December 25th, 2016 in Dee Why.
dy point

Dee Why point maybe once an hour?

Christmas surfer catches barely-there bump just before it folds onto the sand

Hello Friends,

A metre of 7-sec ENE wind bump washing softly into the beaches of Sydney on Christmas morning. Warming up quickly too, so it’s easy to believe we’ll easily get to the predicted 27. Tide was high at 0635 and is now dropping to the low at 1305. Wind will ramp up later from the NE and get into the 15-25kt range. Surf conditions at Dee Why were… well, you wouldn’t call it surf as such. It’s as small as it can get without being too small to catch. There were a few bods playing about in the ankle to knee high dribble along the beach and one hopeful hanging around at the point.
A typical summer’s day coming up I’d say. Probably the best shot will be late this afternoon at semi-protected corners that cope with NE wind. Could be some short period chest plusses at the right spots.
Not much doing on the various swell prediction models this morning. The week ahead currently looks like more or less what we have today; clean and tiny in the mornings then windy and waist plus late in the day.
Have a great Christmas day and catch you again tomorrow!

Weather Situation
A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is currently directing north to northeasterly winds along New South Wales coastal waters. The high will remain over the central Tasman Sea this weekend, before drifting further east on Monday. A weak cold front will clip the far south of the state on Monday, with an associated southerly change extending along the south coast on Monday night and early Tuesday. Winds are likely to quickly shift northerly throughout again from Tuesday afternoon due to the persistent high pressure system and a trough approaching from the west.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloud clearing.
Monday 26 December
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 27 December
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

south narrabeen beach

very small to near flat at South Narrabeen 0630


Look around morning

Posted on December 24th, 2016 in At large.
north narrabeen

A few soft little peaks scattered around Northy 0640

north narrabeen

Occasional chest high bumps near carparks

dy beach

Exciting conditions at the Pole

dy beach

No Man’s barely catchable at 0645

long reef

Well populated at Long Reef at 0650

long reef surfer

Monster set wave at Longy.

Hello Friends,

A metre of 6-7 sec east wind swell dribbling into the beaches of Sydney with light breezes early but going NE 15-20 kts later. You have to hunt around, but there are knee to waist bumps here and there. I spotted some up at Northy and in the middle of the Longy to Dee Why stretch. It’s busy of course, but you could get wet, get a little exercise, get out in the world and all that good stuff.
Swell outlook for the next week is basically more of the same. Hit it early, keep the expectations modest, cultivate patience and enjoy being alive and you’ll go ok I’m sure.
Go well with your day one and all!

Weather Situation
A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is currently directing N/NE winds along New South Wales coastal waters. The high will remain over the central Tasman over the weekend, before shifting farther east on Monday. A cold front will move past the south of the state into the Tasman Sea on Monday night, with an associated southerly change extending along the New South Wales coast on Monday night and Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 25 December
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
Monday 26 December
Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending northerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.


Hopefuls in the water early

Posted on December 23rd, 2016 in Dee Why.
dy beach

Fat little line showing at No Mans

dy beach

Little shorey gets caught at Kiddies

dy point

Lines briefly at the point but probably not catchable

Hello Friends,
NNE 8-10 kt at 0740 and swell is 1.3 metres out of the SSE with a period of 6 seconds. So for the optimistic crew in the water at Dee Why beach the wave options are, shall we say, on the small side. From the look of it, ankle to knee high is probably a fair description. Tide’s dropping to the low at 1110 and by the time the afternoon wind is in full swing, the tide will be headed to the high at 1700.
There’s not much hope for any improvement to surf conditions today that I can see. For the longer term outlook, I commend you to the latest missive from his Goatness (includes a Christmas message!).
Go well with your day everybody and stay happy!

WRL cam shot

WRL cam at South Narrabeen not showing anything of interest

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Tasmania is slowly moving east extending a ridge to the northeast and directing east to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. The high will move over the Tasman Sea during Friday maintaining the ridge to the northwest and winds will turn north to northeasterly. The next southerly change associated with a cold front is expected on the south coast Monday night.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 24 December
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 25 December
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


 

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