High tide was 0510 and low’s at noon. Wind was light offshore at 0630 and the latest MHL report was showing 1.3 metres of 7-sec SE wind bump. From a scan of the cams it looks to be in the ankle to knee range most places but knee to maybe even occasionally waist at SE magnets. The Bureau and the modellers are not too hopeful about the rest of the day or indeed of the week. With luck it’ll continue to bump along just a notch or two above unsurfable flatness in the mornings. There doesn’t seem to be much in the long range forecasts either…
Meanwhile in SoCal we’ve had more rain on top of the record breaking falls of a few days ago and this morning saw a junkifying SE wind knocking about a shortish period waist to chest plus west swell. I went west of town for a look at the indications and picked up a few postcards for you…
A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge across New South Wales. Winds will turn southeast to northeasterly during Tuesday as the high moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge along the coast. A trough is forecast to move over the state during Wednesday as a cold front moves to the south. This will bring a southerly change to the southern and central coast during Thursday and Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore in the evening.
Wednesday 22 February
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Thursday 23 February
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre.