Chilly, mostly clear start to Thursday morning along the beaches. There were some nice looking lines coming in, but they didn’t appear too easy to catch. It looked as though you couldn’t get into them until you were pretty close to the sand, or at the point, pretty close to the rocks. Wave faces were in the waist and a bit range.
Before 0800 the wind was coming from the westerly quarters and swell at sea was 1.7 metres at 8 seconds apart from the ESE. However, the Bureau tells to expect the wind to come up hard from the south. At the same time the swell should start building too. Tomorrow it’s expected to still be blowing hard from the southern quarters and the swell should be into the overhead range at magnets. As for the rest of the week, well, I’ll wait for the Goat to drop his weekly forecast later today!
Check back later and in the meantime, keep your distance, wear a mask if you’re indoors anywhere other than your home and keep up the hand washing!
A low continues to traverse across the Tasman Sea while a high pressure system moves across the mainland. These conditions are expected to see fresh south to southwesterly winds across the waters into the early parts of the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres by early evening.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Friday 31 July
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Southerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Saturday 1 August
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening.