A rainy start to what promises to be a cold and showery day for the Northern Beaches. There was very little in the way of wave activity as of 0730 and, while the wind was coming from the SW, there’s a strong wind warning for south, turning SE later. The MHL buoy was seeing a metre at 11 seconds from the S-SSE (154°) and that was translating into dribbly waist to chest high sideshore stuff from about No Mans to the lagoon. The Bureau says the waves will get bigger later, but given the wind forecast, it’s not shaping to be too interesting
Not much of a surfing day.
The Goat should be along later with his outlook for the coming week, so here’s hoping he sees something interesting in the entrails…
Have a top old Thursday.
Conditions along the coast today are being influenced by a broad low pressure trough that lies over the western Tasman Sea. A high pressure system near western Victoria extends a ridge through Bass Strait to the south of the trough. The trough is expected to linger about the western Tasman Sea during the next couple of days as the high moves east over the southern Tasman Sea. By Monday the trough moves away to the east as another high moves over New South Wales from the west.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 30 August
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day.
2 to 3 metres.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 31 August
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning