We’re in for a very warm and windy weather today, but very little in the way of wave energy. As of 0700 there were several people hanging out in the shorey near Kiddies but it looked feeble and not much above the knee high mark. Wind was light NNE when I grabbed the pictures but it’s set to build up to 15-25 kts by midday. The MHL buoy report from 0400 showed 1.1 m of 11-sec east swell – which is actually a bit bigger than the same time yesterday. So, there should be the odd bump at places that had waves yesterday.
Tide was a 1.5 m high at 0545 and will be back to low right on noon.
Get on it early if you you’re going to get on it I’d say.
Outlook is for more of the same across the next couple of days (ie onshores and tiny wind bump, with morning’s being best shot)
A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will be the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the next few days. This high will direct north to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters. A short-lived southerly change is expected on the south coast Thursday afternoon, progressing to the Hunter or Mid North Coast on Friday before weakening. Another weak change is forecast to affect parts of the coast on Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Easterly below 1 metre.
Thursday 14 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Friday 15 December
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.