The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on March 19th, 2020

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 19 March 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

With all the grim news around, which is likely to get grimmer before it gets better, it’s important to remember there’s always The Surf.

Going for a surf or just getting wet – even at the worst of times, even if the surf is rubbish – can help lift the spirits, clear the head, and generate positive endorphins from the exercise.

https://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/13/health/endorphins-exercise-cause-happiness/index.html

Provided you’re healthy and you keep the required separation from others, you might even share a joke (I just saw a back headline from the NT News – “Vomiting man stuck to windscreen” (!?)… intriguing… or share some advice.

TG’s only advice is to get official health info and stick to it.  If you’ve returned from an O/S surf or any trip, Stay Home! Your friends won’t appreciate you sharing your stories face to face.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-17/covid19-coronavirus-australia-how-do-i-self-isolate/12063002

Stay positive, and also remember that eventually – whenever that is – things will get better.

Now for some more not bad, not good, just ordinary surf news… It’s easing back, then it will come up, then go down, then come up again.

Friday: going down from the little growth spurt on Thursday, to around 1 metre or so East North East, maybe with occasional sets

Saturday: coming up a little during the day into the 1-2 metre range at dead South places only and messy windy

Sunday: dittoish with some possibly getting into protected corners

Monday: around 2-2+ metres dead South with the pulse getting into protected corners

Tuesday: easing back in the 1-2 metre range dead South with some sets possible

Wednesday: easing back more and ditto

Thursday: coming up1-2, 2 + metres at dead South places only.

Stay well.

TG.

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Mar 19 05:30:00 2020

MSLP Analysis for Thu Mar 19 00:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-34.066,150.816,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 22.  OK for a swim

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
Clear.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Clear. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Friday 20 March

Summary
Min 19
Max 36
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day, then a cool south to southeasterly change 25 to 40 km/h in the evening.

Fire Danger – High

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Sydney 19 36
Sunny. Penrith 18 37
Sunny. Liverpool 17 36
Sunny. Terrey Hills 17 35
Sunny. Richmond 17 37
Sunny. Parramatta 17 36
Sunny. Campbelltown 16 36
Becoming windy. Sunny. Bondi 19 35

Saturday 21 March

Summary
Min 19
Max 25
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Sunday 22 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 27
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending southerly during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Monday 23 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 22
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day.

Tuesday 24 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 23
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Wednesday 25 March

Summary
Min 16
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely during the morning. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Thursday 26 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds.

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