The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on August 1st, 2019

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 1 August 2019: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Happy August!  A bit of swell around today for those that are young and fit. Much as I’d like to think that’s me, a quick look in the mirror tells me otherwise… Oh well we can only do our best.

Currently offshore it’s 1.8 – 2.9 metres from SSE.  Although the size is moderating a little late this arvo according to the MHL buoy, the period for the sets is a whopping 14-15, which is why the BoM has a warning up for tomorrow… “Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.”  Caution may be warranted at places that attract dead South swell if that doesn’t suit your age and skill set.  Some swell might even get into protected corners tomorrow.  And then there’s the banks… sigh.

Swell should be up a little tomorrow but the direction looks like being more SSW.. so while it will be a size at dead South spots, hard to say whether the size or direction will be the bigger influence in more protected locations

The higher period sets should stick around most of the week to keep you on your toes.  Should ease back around Thursday.

More sunny days with light winds ahead, so the general scene isn’t all that bad.

So

Friday: say around 2 ish or more metres at places that get dead South swell, smaller elsewhere but we’ll see if sets get in.

Saturday: down a bit into the 1-2 metre range, but still with a hefty period for the sets

Sunday: then up again, say 3-3+ metres at dead South places, with sets

Monday: 1-2, 2+ metres dead South, and sets

Tuesday:  say 1-2 metre range dead South, with sets

Wednesday:  down a bit in the 1-2 metre range dead South spots, still with sets

Thursday: easing back to around 1 – 1+ metres South East

Stay safe.

TG.

Up in the Air

Not a cloud to be seen>>>

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Aug  1 05:30:00 2019

MSLP Analysis for Thu Aug  1 00:00:00 2019 AUTC

Winds

 

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 19ish

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau:

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Max 20
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis IconLocationMinMax
Mostly sunny.Sydney20
Mostly sunny.Penrith20
Mostly sunny.Liverpool20
Mostly sunny.Terrey Hills18
Mostly sunny.Richmond20
Mostly sunny.Parramatta20
Sunny.Campbelltown20
Mostly sunny.Bondi18

Friday 2 August

Summary
Min 11
Max 19
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. The chance of early fog in the west. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Saturday 3 August

Summary
Min 9
Max 20
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Sunday 4 August

Summary
Min 9
Max 19
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Monday 5 August

Summary
Min 8
Max 21
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Tuesday 6 August

Summary
Min 8
Max 23
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Wednesday 7 August

Summary
Min 10
Max 21
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

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