The southerly arrived right on schedule and this morning sees blustery SSW wind, lowering skies – but no real sign of an improvement to swell conditions. It’s 1.8 metres out at sea, but average periods are a choppy 5-6 seconds and it’s dead south.There’s really no prospect of an improvement to the waves today and tomorrow doesn’t look a lot more hopeful. Swell direction should get more around to the east on Friday and it’s set to be a bit bigger, but the period isn’t going to improve much according to the models. So maybe… possibly…
A trough of low pressure will move along the coast today and Thursday, bringing a fresh to strong southerly change to New South Wales waters. Winds are then expected to gradually tend east to northeasterly by Friday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Thursday 10 September
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly before dawn.
1.5 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Friday 11 September
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly 1.5 metres.