The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on August 8th, 2019

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued 8 August 2019: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

The weekend outlook is for:

quite a bit of wind from the west – more than enough to blow off your toupee so watch out,

quite a bit of cold – more than you’ll want having tasted a touch of Spring today,  and

quite flat surf.

It might start to come up from the south later on Sunday, but most of the SW swell will be travelling parallel to the coastline, and with the strong offshore wind pushing it back out to sea it doesn’t look like much of it should hit the shoreline.

But if the the swell beats the strong offshore wind, because of its increasing swell period  – ie the Swell wins the Battle of the Winds and Waves – the surf should be somewhere in the 1-2 metre range, and coming up at dead South places later in the day.

Monday will be a different story…. still with strong westerly winds trying to push back increasing swell.  It’ll be interesting to see who wins out – from for example the comfort of a warm car.

Friday – Saturday: flattish

Sunday: flat or as described above

Monday: say around 2-3 metres at dead South places, with sets

Tuesday: easing back, 2- 2+ metres at dead South spots, with sets

Wednesday: easing back more, into the 1-2 metre range dead South with solid sets

Thursday: down more in the 1-2 metre range dead South, with sets.

Stay Warm, Stay Cool, Stay Safe.

TG

Up in the Air

Blue sky…

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Aug  8 05:30:00 2019

MSLP Analysis for Thu Aug  8 00:00:00 2019 AUTC

Winds

 

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 19…still pleasant enough

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 22
Windy. Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 35 to 45 km/h in the middle of the day then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Windy. Mostly sunny. Sydney 22
Mostly sunny. Penrith 21
Becoming windy. Mostly sunny. Liverpool 21
Windy. Mostly sunny. Terrey Hills 20
Mostly sunny. Richmond 21
Becoming windy. Mostly sunny. Parramatta 22
Becoming windy. Mostly sunny. Campbelltown 20
Windy. Mostly sunny. Bondi 20

Friday 9 August

Summary
Min 11
Max 19
Windy. Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the outer west. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 35 to 50 km/h early in the morning.

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Saturday 10 August

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the outer west. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h.

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

Sunday 11 August

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h.

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Monday 12 August

Summary
Min 8
Max 18
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h.

Tuesday 13 August

Summary
Min 7
Max 18
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the west. Light winds.

Wednesday 14 August

Summary
Min 8
Max 19
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

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