From the look of the various cams early, there isn’t much going on wavewise for Sydney. Wind was light from the northern quarters as the day got started under mostly clear skies. It’ll pick up later this morning as it settles to the NE. Swell looks short period and knee to maybe occasionally waist on the biggest ones. Tide’s coming into a 1.74 m high at 1045. As of 0400 the MHL buoy was seeing 1-2 metres of 8-sec stuff from the east (124 degrees). Beachwatch hadn’t reported in at time I wrote this, but I’d expect water will still be around the 21-22C range. Should be mostly sunny with a high of 28.
Today’s the Goat’s forecast, so it’ll be interesting to see if he thinks there’s any hope for a noticeable improvement in your prospects…
Sorry no pic, but maybe later I can grab a postcard to share!
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is bringing east to northeasterly winds to New South Wales waters, and will maintain a ridge to the north coast over the next few days as it moves east. A trough looks set to bring a weak southerly change to southern parts of the coast on Friday. Another stronger southerly change is expected along southern and central coastal areas on Saturday before shifting through northern parts of the coast on Sunday. A high pressure ridge will extend from the Bight in the wake of the trough, with a new high centre becoming established in the Tasman Sea on Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Mostly sunny.
Friday 8 February
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 9 February
- North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.