Bit of a late one today, but when I saw the beach, it was obvious there was no need to get the report out quickly. The much needed rain was falling lightly but steadily and as you can see from the pics, there was only minimal swell energy.
Wind is south to SSE 15-25 kts and the 0700 data from the MHL buoy was showing 3.5 m of 9-sec SSE swell out at sea. Wind and rain are set to tail off a little by this afternoon. Tide was high at 0545 and will be low at 1230 before coming back into a 1.3 m high at 1835.
Tomorrow might be somewhat better in the morning before the SE wind picks up and Wednesday’s shaping to be sunny with light wind early. The big question is will there still be surf of some description. The models are moderately hopeful on that score, so I’m going to be as well!
Have yourself a great Monday everyone!
A cold front has brought a vigorous southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast and will continue to extend northwards, reaching the far north by this evening. A transient low pressure system may develop about the Macquarie or Coffs Coast during today, before quickly moving east over the Tasman Sea. A ridge of high pressure will then build along the New South Wales coast as a high pressure system moves across the Bight and into the southern Tasman Sea. Late on Wednesday a southerly change will move along southern parts of the coast, extending to central parts on Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots, decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.
Tuesday 27 February
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
South to southeasterly 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 28 February
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.