Looking at the forecast last night, I wasn’t very hopeful about this morning’s prospects, but happily I was too gloomy and there are waves at spots with optimal orientation to the SSE swell. At 0500 the MHL buoy was showing 1.6 metres at around 8 seconds. Tide’s building to the high at 1130 and swell should fade out this morning as the wind backs off a little. Then tomorrow looks to be flat, but come Monday-Tuesday it seems we’re in for some solid south energy. The models are showing 3+ metres at 11 seconds with wind from the south Monday but going SSW Tuesday and getting pretty strong. Could be a crazy day or two…
Have a top old Saturday everyone!
Southerly winds along the New South Wales will tend west to northwesterly in the south later today ahead of a strong southerly surge associated with a cold front during Sunday. Behind the front a high pressure system will move over southeastern Australia on Sunday extending a ridge to the western Tasman Sea and winds should ease.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Sunday 27 August
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Monday 28 August
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers