Another grey old morning in Sydney with dribbly bumps for the keen. Wind was light from the north a little before 0800 when I grabbed the pics. It should pick up from the NE later and the wind sell should stay east at about a metre at 8-9 seconds. Next tide is a low at 1000.
The current conditions, more or less, look likely to persist until Thursday when the Bureau tells us we can expect to see a south change which ought to bump up the wave heights a bit. Unfortunately the models show the wind staying onshore from the SSE through Friday, before swinging around to the ENE for the weekend. The long range models are showing a similar pattern of marginal mostly onshore conditions well into next week.
Have yourself a top old Tuesday one and all!
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is extending a ridge to the northwest directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A cold front is expected to bring a southerly change along the south coast later on Wednesday, extending to Sydney Waters Thursday morning before weakening on the north coast in the evening.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the morning and early afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers inshore, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Wednesday 22 March
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 23 March
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.