It’s set to be very hot in the western suburbs today and not exactly cool on the coast. At 0700 wind was coming from the north at 4-5 kts. That should pick up soon as we head to an afternoon with winds of 15-25 kts from the N-NE. There’s definitely more wind swell evident this morning. The MHL buoy was picking up 1.7 m of 8-sec NE wind bump, so there should be some scrappy, close together stuff at NE spots. Quality may be so-so, but at least you can get wet if you’re moderately keen.
The Goat will drop his predictions for the week ahead later today, so as always I’ll be keen to see his take on the prospects. My quick scan of the models suggests that today and tomorrow could be about as good as it gets for the next week or so… hope the Goat’s more optimistic!
Have a great day everyone and stay hydrated!
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 this afternoon and evening, progressing to the Hunter or Mid North Coast on Friday before weakening. Another weak change is forecast to affect southern parts of the coast on Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots. A south to southwesterly change 20 to 25 knots reaching the inshore parts late at night.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening.
Friday 15 December
- North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots throughout, early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
- 2nd Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Saturday 16 December
- North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Mostly sunny.