The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on January 17th, 2019

Surf forecast issued Thursday 17 January 2019: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

360 degree view…not a cloud in the deep blue sky. The sea is sparkling. The sun is shining. Pretty as a picture. A great day for the beach today..except for.. well, you know… waves~~~

Now you might say the surf hasn’t been great, and you might be right.

But I couldn’t help but notice – because there’s 10 of ’em right in your face whenever you go in the water – that the kids are having a ball!

They think it’s great!!

And believe it or not, there are occasional waves that you’re happy to catch, among the rubbish, if you fluke being in the right spot at the right tide and are patient. If you’re not, cool down with a swim.

For the coming week… stay cool…some more hot days are forecast. If you’re lucky enough to be able to get wet, then just getting wet is likely to be the most excitement you can expect at the beach.  Or, you could just be lucky enough to fluke that occasional freak wave – ie, one that’s rideable.

Watch out for blueys… there were a few biggies floating around today.

Stay happy!

TG

Friday: continuing North East windswell, somewhere in the 1-2 metre range depending on where you are along the beach

Saturday: an early morning southerly change – starting out at 25-40 kph according to the BoM – will knock that down and chop it up and generally make it unpleasant on the beach (kids, and visitors, and anyone else)

Sunday: small end of the 1-2 metre range at places that get dead South windblown waves, and onshore

Monday: 1 metre or less at dead South places

Tuesday: 1 metre or less East South East

Wednesday: 1 metre or less North East, then another Southerly wind change to chop that up

Thursday: back to NE wind and small waves

Up in the Sky

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 17 05:30:00 2019

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jan 17 00:00:00 2019 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.889,151.216,7,i:pressure,m:cIJaknc

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 22ish.

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2018-2019.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Friday 18 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 33
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the outer west in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon.

A Poor Air Quality Forecast is issued by the Office of Environment and Heritage due to elevated OZONE pollution in Sydney for Friday 18 January 2019.

Fire Danger – Very High

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Saturday 19 January

Summary
Min 23
Max 29
Wind easing. Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the outer west. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h turning southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Sunday 20 January

Summary
Min 21
Max 27
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Monday 21 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 28
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Tuesday 22 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 31
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, most likely later in the day. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 23 January

Summary
Min 23
Max 34
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely later in the day. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.

Thursday 24 January

Summary
Min 24
Max 34
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm later in the day. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day.

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