Late start for your correspondent, so by the time I got to the beach at 1000, things were looking half-past ordinary. The wind had settled to the south (it’ll go SE later). Although it was 1.7 m from 165°, the windswell period was a shade under the 8-second mark. So, weak and gutless and close together wind blown slop. Tide was about 90 minutes away from the 1.6 m high when I grabbed the pics.
Should be a partly cloudy Sunday for us with a high of 19C and only a small chance of a sprinkle. About the only good news is that Beachwatch says the water’s up to 20C.
Still looking like a very small week ahead. Right now the models are showing the wind being light in the mornings and onshore by midday. From Thursday afternoon we go back into vigorous south wind conditions that could last right through into next week – when they swing more, wait for it, SE. Groan.
Looks like yours truly will be clocking up the k’s on the pushy….
Have a fine Sunday everyone!
A pressure system over Victoria extends a ridge up the New South Wales coast as a low pressure trough over the Tasman Sea moves eastwards, bringing south to southeast winds to the Waters today. The high is drifting slowly east, and should be over the Tasman Sea by Monday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of a shower.
Monday 1 October
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
- Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 2 October
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the evening.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.