The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on January 18th, 2018

Saturday update

Great conditions for the early… blue skies, no wind, waves around 1 metre or so with some a little bigger.

The tide is rising so bets to get in sooner rather than later.  Longboards SUPs best but energetic shortboard riders should be able to catch a few rides.

Surf forecast issued Thursday 18 January 2018: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

The surf is finally starting to ease back after a week of large surf and onshore conditions that were not much use to most people… ‘all dressed up but no place to go’ springs to mind.

There’ll still be more (moderate) waves around for the coming week, albeit with light to stronger onshores on some days.

The water’s all been churned up and around, with garnishings of weed, gunk and whatever. Is it polluted?? TG’s simple rule is ‘if it looks dirty, it is dirty’.

Maybe your fave banks have been destroyed, or maybe improved…

Several things for you to discover for yourselves…

Friday: still going down but still likely around 2 metres or in the upper end of the 1-2 metre range South East, with some oomph there too, at places open the the South and smaller in corners sheltered from the South

Saturday: lower end of the 1-2 metre range South East

Sunday: in the 1-2 metre range South East

Monday: ditto but North East

Tuesday: around 1 metre or so North East

Wednesday: in the 1-2 metre range North East

Thursday: ditto

The Bureau is expecting some warmer days coming up, especially out in the western suburbs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGvKRa9VRiM&feature=youtu.be

So over the weekend there’ll probably be more people looking for somewhere to cool off along the coastline = more swimmers unfamiliar with surf conditions and looking to get into trouble, more parking space competition etc . On the other hand, they might all stay home!  Just another variable for you to consider in your plans, and for surf lifesaving people to consider in theirs…

Up in the Sky:

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 18 05:30:00 2018

 

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jan 18 00:00:00 2018 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windyty.com/

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 22.

image

Tides

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2017-2018.pdf

Weather from the Bureau:

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Max 28
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Fire Danger – Very High

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis IconLocationMinMax
Sunny.Sydney28
Hot and sunny.Penrith38
Sunny.Liverpool34
Sunny.Terrey Hills28
Sunny.Richmond37
Sunny.Parramatta33
Sunny.Campbelltown35
Sunny.Bondi24

 

Friday 19 January

Summary
Min 17
Max 31
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

Saturday 20 January

Summary
Min 19
Max 31
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Sunday 21 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 31
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Hot. Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Monday 22 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 35
Hot. Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Very hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west later in the day. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.

Tuesday 23 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 27
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely later in the day. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.

Wednesday 24 January

Summary
Min 21
Max 27
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

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