Only a metre of 7-sec SE wind bump to work with this morning in Sydney. Tide was low at 0520 and at report time the wind was a barely-there westerly zephyr under hazy grey skies. Another morning for getting some exercise on the SUP or going for a swim etc because you’re unlikely to find anything much above the knee high range.
As the day warms up (we’re due to reach 28), the NE seabreeze will kick up into the 10-15 kt range. But there’s not much prospect for improvement to the surf conditions today, or even across the next few days. So, if you find something to mess about on, enjoy and plan to get back there again tomorrow.
Longer term, the models seem to be settling on a positive change toward the end of the week with some pointing toward to (potentially) shoulder plus south swell with periods in the low teens.
Your correspondent is off to Manly shortly to help out on the Surfrider stall at Ocean Care Day. Stop by and say hi and maybe buy a ticket in the Ultimate Quiver raffle ($5 for a shot at 7 grand’s worth of boards!).
Have a top old Sunday!
A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the Queensland coast. This system will promote freshening north to northeasterly winds today ahead of a trough approaching from the west. This trough is forecast bring a southerly change to the south coast on Monday afternoon, with the change moving through central parts of the coast late Monday and weakening along the mid north coast during Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Variable below 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening. Winds tending northerly in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Monday 5 December
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting southerly in the late afternoon or evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 6 December
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming easterly about 10 knots around midday.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and 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