The Goat’s Surf Forecast and More

Posted by: on September 24th, 2020

The Goat’s Surf Forecast and More

Surf forecast issued Thursday 24 September 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Surf outlook

We’ve had a lot of westerly winds lately….pretty much unrelenting..

And the short term outlook is…

Yes.. pretty much more of the same for the next coupla days, but then there might be a little surf when the westerlies ease off.

Some lines were starting to show at places open to the South, today.

Friday: might be a little something, say around 1ish metres at the right tide, at places open to dead South… and not much elsewhere

Saturday: not expecting much at first, maybe 1ish at dead South spots later

Sunday: starting to come up gradually in the 1-2 metre range at dead South places with wind behind it

Monday: somewhere in the 1-2 metre range at dead South places

Tuesday: ditto

Wednesday: ditto South East

Thursday: ditto more Eastish.

But wait, there’s more

This weekend is the start of the school holidays, and the start of the “swimming season”.. ie the flags go up to show the safe areas to swim.

With people’s thoughts turning more to the beach, and with families and others taking holidays, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to spread the virus (you know the one) around Sydney, the rest of the State and elsewhere… unless people follow the official health advice… Which of course you already know, unless you’re a Complete Boofhead.

Sick of hearing about it?  Hey… Guess what!!!!  We’re doing great here right now, but the point is, it only takes one person.  You’ve got the examples of Europe and the US and Victoria, of what can happen when people relax their guard a little too much.  It hasn’t gone away, and there’s no excuse for ignorance at the beach or elsewhere. There’s this thing called the internet… You’re on it right now!

To help us all stay safe over Summer,  local governments have calculated in advance, the maximum Covid safe beach crowds for individual Sydney beaches… you know, for them to decide if a beach needs to be closed for public health reasons.

Northern Beaches Council info, with crowd numbers they’ve calculated for individual beaches, is here…

https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/general-information/summer-action-plan-outdoor-public-spaces

Go to “Helpful Documents” (could be even more helpful if it were easier to find!)

Surf lifesavers will not be enforcing public health regulations.

That will be the job Council Rangers and the Police if necessary.

But hey, let’s not make any of it necessary…

TG’s Simple Tips for everyone this summer

  1. If you’re driving to the beach and you’re in a line of traffic… then turn around and go somewhere else!
  2. If you get to the beach and it looks crowded… then go somewhere else!
  3. Relax.. Stay Safe… and Have Fun!!

TG.

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Sep 24 05:30:00 2020

MSLP Analysis for Thu Sep 24 00:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-33.859,151.200,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 19..might still feel a bit fresh if you want a swim without having a heart attack

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2020-2021.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Max 21
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h.

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Sydney 21
Sunny. Penrith 22
Sunny. Liverpool 22
Sunny. Terrey Hills 20
Sunny. Richmond 21
Sunny. Parramatta 22
Mostly sunny. Campbelltown 21
Sunny. Bondi 20

Friday 25 September

Summary
Min 11
Max 24
Shower or two. Windy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the afternoon.

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Saturday 26 September

Summary
Min 8
Max 20
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

Sunday 27 September

Summary
Min 9
Max 19
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Monday 28 September

Summary
Min 10
Max 19
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Tuesday 29 September

Summary
Min 11
Max 21
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 30 September

Summary
Min 12
Max 23
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.

 

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