Dark and showery skies as Friday started along the Northern Beaches. Wind was out of the SE at 16-21 kts as of 0710. Waves looked to be in the knee high range with the odd plus at Dee Why. There were a few people in the water, but I didn’t catch anyone on a wave when I grabbed the snaps. At 0400 the MHL buoy was seeing a mix of NNE and south swell – with the latter dominating. It was 2 metres at 9.5 seconds and coming from 164°. Wind is set to be about the current strength all day.
Outlook for the next week you ask? Ah, well, may I refer you to the Goat’s freshly baked forecast…
Have a top old Friday everyone!
A strong high pressure system will drift across the southern Tasman Sea during the next day or two, maintaining a ridge towards the New South Wales coast. A cold front is set to skim across southeastern Australia late Friday and Saturday, with a second, more significant, cold front expected early in the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Saturday 6 April
Northeasterly below 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 7 April
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly during the day then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.