10 after 7 this morning and at North Head the wind was 15-20 kts from the ESE. The MHL buoy’s latest data was showing 2.5 metres of 8-sec SE wind swell. So, if you don’t mind contending with onshore messiness, there should be the occasional chest plus bump at magnets. Tide’s a 1.8m high at 0940, so along with the wind and so-so swell conditions, there’s going to be an issue of fatness. And although there wasn’t much precipitation as I wrote this, the Bureau says Sydney’s coast is virtually certain to see a few showers during the day.
Tomorrow doesn’t look wildly different from today, although the models are projecting a gradual fading of average swell height. Right now it also looks like the next 5 days will be variations on a theme of onshores. Roll on the offshores of autumn!
SoCal continues its wave drought and even north along the central coast, the swell energy is on the ebb. Today’s snap comes from a spot called Shell Beach. Water’s probably around 12C and waves look to be a fairly gutless knee to waist.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 28 February
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly during the day.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres around midday.
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Wednesday 1 March
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly below 10 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.