Thick overcast at 0800 this morning. Wind was coming from the SW at 9-12 kts. The 0600 data from the MHL buoy was showing 1.3 metres of 10-sec south swell. As the pics show, it may be 1.3 metres offshore, but along the beaches it’s close to flat – again.
I’m not too excited about the outlook after scanning the forecast models, so I’m hoping when the Goat drops his week-ahead outlook later today that he’ll see some glimmer that I’ve missed.
In the meantime, have a top old Thursday and go well with your plans for the day.
A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a trough stretches from central Australia through western New South Wales. This pattern has established northerly winds over the northern half of the coastal waters while a trough has brought about a fresh to strong southerly change to the southern and central waters. This trough will weaken on Thursday as the Tasman high asserts its dominance and winds will tend to the north again during Friday. Another trough and associated southerly change will briefly enter the southern coastal waters early Saturday morning and will extend to central waters during the day. With a more dominant southerly change moving up the coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Friday 25 January
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 26 January
- North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.