The pictures tell the story this morning: there’s just about no surf. Even the spots that doing something with the weak south wind bump are only in the ankle to knee high range – on sets.
Cloudy skies early and a steady 10-12 kts of south wind are making for a less than appetizing beach morning. Wind swell out at sea is 1.5 metres from the south at just 4-5 seconds apart. Ocean temp is on 20C as we head to a high of 24C along the coast with south wind.
Outlook is basically for a surfless weekend with a modest hope of something into the surfable range (think knee to waist) from around Tuesday…
So have yourself a top old day, and sorry about the surf!
A trough of low pressure has stalled about the Mid North Coast and will weaken in place today, with southerly winds easing to the south. Northerly winds will then increase as the high pressure system again becomes the dominant feature over the Tasman Sea. Then the winds will turn southerly again early next week as the next front moves across the state.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday 22 November
West to southwesterly about 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the late morning. During the afternoon winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Monday 23 November
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.