As expected, the swell has faded out on us and this morning sees ankle to maybe knee high little lines being fanned by 7-9 kts of north wind under mostly clear skies. Out at sea the buoys were detecting around a metre of 9-second S-SSE bump offshore from Sydney. The forecast tells us not to expect any improvement to conditions today.
I’ll be keen to see what the Goat thinks about our surf prospects when he rolls out his weekend and week-ahead forecast. My reading of the models is that we could see some energy filling in on Sunday…
Go well everyone!
Northerly winds are increasing ahead of the passage of a cold front, which will bring a west to southwesterly change to southern and central parts of the coast today. A second, weaker, front is forecast to cross the state on Friday. Winds will tend south to southwesterly on the weekend and persist into the new week, as the fronts move away to the east and a ridge of high pressure extends across the state from the west.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots near midnight.
1 to 2 metres, reaching up to 2.5 metres offshore this afternoon.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Friday 3 July
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore at night.
Saturday 4 July
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.