No surfing for you this morning. Conditions were otherwise nearly perfect with sunny skies and chilly (and accelerating) offshore winds. Out at sea the buoys were seeing 0.74 metres of 9 second SE wind swell. Ocean temperature is still 18C and we’re heading to a high of 18C along the beaches.
There is a slim hope of a little improvement in wave size toward dusk, but I very much doubt you’ll be going for a surf. Tomorrow could see knee to waist plus waves at the better south exposures, but the good news is that it looks from the forecast models as though we can expect a steady increase in both period and swell heights. Monday should have waves and Tuesday could be overhead at south magnets. In fact, right now the models are telling us we could have waves all week.
Have yourself a great Saturday, stay safe and take the mask for times when you can’t maintain distance.
A strong cold front which crossed the state on Friday has brought a vigorous westerly change to the New South Wales coast, with conditions expected to remain windy during Saturday. In the wake of this front, a high pressure system is forecast to move across southeast Australia during Sunday and Monday, while a deep low develops over the southern Tasman Sea. This high looks set to be the dominant feature in the region until the next change mid-week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3.5 metres offshore.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Sunday 27 September
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds may reach up to 30 knots offshore during the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Monday 28 September
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 2.5 metres.