A steady NNW wind and smoky again. Out west, there are fires burning and the next few days are going to be particularly dangerous. We’re headed for a sunny one on the coast, with temps getting to 31 along the beaches. The MHL buoy off Sydney hasn’t updated since last night, but looking at the data north and south of us suggests it’s likely to be a metre or so from the east at a choppy 5-6 kts. As you can see from the pics, the consequence is a complete lack of surf options this morning.
Are we back to Thursday again? Yikes. Well, around here, that means we can look forward to the Goat’s surf wisdom later in the day and I’m hoping he’ll have some hopeful words about the weekend’s prospects…
Have yourself a top old Thursday and get up to some good where you can!
North to northeasterly winds will shift west to northwesterly over southern and central waters today as a front moves through. A second front is then expected to bring a vigorous south to southwesterly change to southern parts of the coast on Friday afternoon and evening, continuing north to reach the far north coast on Saturday morning.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Friday 8 November
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the late afternoon and evening.
Saturday 9 November
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.