The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on March 26th, 2020

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 26 March 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

I said to a mate this morning that I’d been mulling over what I should say in the forecast in a socially responsible way, given present circumstances.

He said:

Just say… The surf is crap. And you can’t go out anyway!

So there’s the Surf Forecast. Thanks Roy.

While that might not be strictly correct (the surf is _total_ crap), now is not the time to be splitting hairs.

Some of the major beaches are closed because of the people who couldn’t stick to social distancing rules. But in addition, among the Government’s current advice to stop the spread of the virus in the community, is “We are suspending non-essential gatherings to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19). This will give both businesses and people time to fully understand social distancing requirements.” And “non essential travel is to be avoided”.  It doesn’t specifically say don’t go to the beach, but that doesn’t mean: let’s all go to beaches that are currently open and congregate in close groups like Total Drongos.

Keep up to date: aus.gov.au

Common sense in following the rules is the order of the day for outdoor (and indoor) activities.

To assist with this, for the time being  TG intends not to provide comment on what the surf outlook looks like and just give the facts, for people to use their own common sense.  Younger people and Complete Dills might need some community guidance for the good of public health from time to time.

We all need something to look forward to. If we all do the right thing, we should stay healthy so we can enjoy crowded surfs (!!??) in the future.  Did that come out right??

TG may offer some helpful suggestions from time to time… like…

Maybe remember some great surf trips you’ve had in the past to talk over with mates on the phone?.. or

Under the current rules, hairdressers are open. Yesterday he was weighing up the risks of getting a haircut…

Will the barber follow the 4 square metre rule etc?

versus

Will a later gathering of 10 people say: “A pity about TG. But boy he’s got a great haircut!”

As TG was starting to look like Rip Van Winkel, he decided it wouldn’t hurt to have a look….

First barber “Closed due to coronavirus”.

Second barber “Open”.. plenty of space inside, lots of ventilation with front and back doors open, and the only person inside was the barber.  So far so good, fingers crossed. 🙂 If it doesn’t work out I’ll blame the Government.

To help out those businesses that can’t work from home and help keep the economy ticking over, if there is something you need, it might be worth just having a look, following the rules and using common sense.

Stay safe. Stay well.

TG

Up in the Air

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

Winds

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

Down in the Sea

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Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Max 23
Shower or two. Windy.
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most frequent in the north, easing during this afternoon and evening. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southeasterly in the middle of the day and reaching 40 km/h at times near the coast.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Windy. Sydney 23
Shower or two. Penrith 23
Shower or two. Liverpool 23
Shower or two. Windy. Terrey Hills 21
Shower or two. Richmond 23
Shower or two. Parramatta 23
Shower or two. Campbelltown 23
Shower or two. Windy. Bondi 21

Friday 27 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 24
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Saturday 28 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Sunday 29 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 26
Possible late shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Monday 30 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 27
Possible shower or storm.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Tuesday 31 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 25
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Wednesday 1 April

Summary
Min 18
Max 25
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

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

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