Not as much activity as I’d hoped this morning. Looks to be maybe knee to waist on the better ones, but that may be a excessively hopeful. Wind was NNE 8-10 kts as of 0700, but the Bureau says it’ll be 20-25 kts N-NE by this afternoon. That ought to push up the waves but the biggest stuff will be the most blown out. Tide is low at 0830, so it’ll be dumnpy as well as small. By the time it’s back to the 1.6 m high at 1442, the wind should be at full strength.
We’re going to a high of 30C today on the coast (up to 42 out west!) and water is sitting on 21C.
Given the strong wind forecast, there might possibly be a little fun something for the early on Sunday.
Outlook for the rest of the week is pretty ordinary – basically little to near flat and junky weak NE wind bump through the period.
Summer surf in other words.
Have yourself a fine old Saturday everyone!
A high pressure system lies stationary over the Tasman Sea, extending a ridge towards northeast New South Wales and directing north to northeasterly winds over most coastal areas. This pattern will change very little during the next few days, although a couple of troughs will bring a southerly change to southern waters on Sunday. A more persistent southerly change is likely to push into central parts of the coast early in the new week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning and again in the late evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday 30 December
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Monday 31 December
Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.