Not fit for man nor beast

Posted by: on February 9th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Went down to the beach for a look just on high tide. Wind was roaring and the pelting rain soaked me in seconds, so I couldn’t get any decent pictures. You’d have to be barking mad to try surfing in these insane conditions.
As we approach midday, wind is still smashing along at 40-50 kts and the rain’s continuing. At 0900 the MHL buoy was logging swell height and sea heights of 6-10 metres (looked to be 3-4 metres when I took the pictures). Period was 11 seconds and the energy was coming from ESE around to ENE.
Tomorrow looks like being almost as crazy as today. If you don’t care about water pollution, it may be surfable by Tuesday. Weather looks showery for the rest of the week.
Stay safe and dry!

Roaring wind and rain with a high tide surge cutting the beaches back

Kids getting wind blasted

 

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system to the south of Tasmania extends a ridge into the Tasman Sea, while a trough lies along the New South Wales coast. This pattern will bring fresh and gusty onshore winds to most coastal waters today and Monday, becoming strong to gale force in some areas as the coastal trough deepens. Conditions are expected to gradually ease later Monday and Tuesday as the high and trough both weaken.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Easterly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
4 metres.
Swell
Easterly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 10 February

Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Easterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending northeasterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 11 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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