Weirdly mild under cloudy skies in the Barossa this morning, but I can see you have light north breezes along the beaches as of 0900. Swell has faded back to a more usual for this time of year NE wind swell that’s about seconds apart and 1.5 metres out at sea. Beachwatch says water is a boardshort friendly 23C and clean. So expect knee to maybe waist plus at the NE magnets. Tide’s dropping to low at 1410.
Have a good one, and will try to find a postcard for you later today…
A weak low pressure trough lies on the northern New South Wales coast, while a feeble high over southeast Australia pushes a ridge to the east. The coastal trough is expected to decay today as a high becomes dominant over the Tasman Sea, with coastal winds shifting northerly and increasing. A cold front approaching from the west will bring a change to the southern half of the New South Wales coast during Thursday, before stalling and weakening around the Macquarie coast on Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Thursday 23 January
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots becoming northerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
Friday 24 January
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the morning then tending southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots through the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.