Not the prettiest final morning for 2017 along the beaches. Dull grey skies and 10 kts of ESE wind combined with 8-sec two metre SSE wind swell and a 1.8 m high tide at 0720 to produce, well, not much. It’s definitely a bit bigger than yesterday (which isn’t saying much since it was nearly flat) but when I took the pictures around 0830 it was lumpy, bumpy, fat and slow looking. There wasn’t enough oomph for the point and up the beach toward No Mans it looked to be around the waist high mark on the bigger ones. But then we shouldn’t be surprised, last Thursday The Goat told us it’d be like this. And given the models this morning, looks like he’s right about the rest of the week. Could be pretty sad with only tiny, weak, short period dribble through to the weekend. I’m hoping the one outlier calling for a little bump Thursday morning has it right…
Have a great NYE and stay safe!
East to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast will turn north to northeasterly during Sunday, ahead of a southerly change expected to develop during Monday night and Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning northeasterly in the late afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Monday 1 January
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.
Tuesday 2 January
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming south to southwesterly during the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.