Swell’s come up overnight, but the energy seems to all be out at sea where the MHL buoy was seeing 2 metres of 10-sec south swell (164°) even as the waves along the beach looked to be knee to maybe waist high. There were a few people in the water, but I didn’t see anyone catch a wave.
Wind was out of the SW 10-15 kts at sunrise and the first tide of the day was a low at 0835. Ocean temperature is still on 24C.
Outlook is for conditions to stay small today and get smaller tomorrow before possibly coming up late this weekend as a solid south pulse hits and wind goes offshore – according to Wavewatch’s modelling. Alternatively, if the ECM predictions are right, then there is no big pulse but just more of the low energy stuff we’ve been enduring. The Goat will put us right tomorrow evening, I’m sure.
Have a great Wednesday
Sydney Coastal Waters Forecast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking
No warnings for New South Wales
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
A high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight will move east over the Tasman Sea during the next few days, extending a ridge to the New South Wales coast, and bringing a southeast to northeast flow to New South Wales waters. During the weekend, a cold front will bring about a southerly change, extending throughout by late Sunday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy.
Thursday 28 March
- Easterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 29 March
- North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.