Not the most attractive morning out there. Grey skies, hazy and 10-15 kts of SSE wind. Out at sea the buoys were seeing 1.5 metres of 6-second SE wind bump, while inshore, as the pics show, it was knee high and junky as the tide was running into the very swampy 1.99 m high at 1030 this morning.
Outlook is for the small, short period generally onshore conditions look set to last through the end of the week. So, if you can’t get to the beach, you’re not missing much.
BTW, spare a thought for our fellow humans over on Nicaragua’s east coast where hurricane Iota has intensified to a category 5 with winds of 260 kph 5-6 metres of storm surge. Climate change has induced a record breaking season for hurricanes this year – and poor people who make essentially no contribution to the cause are getting hit hardest. Let’s help them by voting for better politicians and taking practical steps such as making sure for instance that our super funds aren’t investing in climate damaging businesses.
Go well, get up to good and keep on smilin’!
Weather is set to be partly cloudy today with a high of 21C.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a low pressure trough lies along the Mid North Coast this morning. The trough, and associated southerly change, will extend to northern parts of the coast during Tuesday. Following this, a new high is forecast to drift across southeast Australia to be over the Tasman Sea by Wednesday, pushing a ridge along the coast. Coastal winds will gradually turn northerly again as the high moves further east during the week, before the next trough and southerly change arrive in New South Wales on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning, tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 18 November
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Thursday 19 November
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.