The Bureau says we can expect to hit 36C later today, so lots of folks will be heading to the beach – where they won’t find much surf. There were little high-tide affected bumps coming into the south ends, but they were pretty feeble and rarely above knee to waist high. So not flat, but only just. No surprise then to see the buoy data showing 1.2 m of 5-6 second residual NE wind bump. Water’s clean and a refreshing 20C.
There’s no obvious reason to think the surf will improve, in fact there’s a strong wind warning for 15-25 kts of northerlies. Tomorrow’s shaping to be hotter and windy ahead of a late afternoon south change to break the heat.
Surf outlook for Sunday is not great but with luck it shouldn’t be absolutely flat everywhere. The early will be the go.
Have a great Saturday everyone!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will drift slowly northeast over the next couple of days. Northerly winds will increase today ahead of a low pressure trough, which will bring a strong and gusty southerly change during Sunday afternoon. These winds will ease and tend more variable on Monday as a new high moves in from the west. The winds will then tend northeasterly and increase again Tuesday ahead of a second trough.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 25 knots. Offshore winds may reach up to 30 knots late in the evening.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly below 1 metre around midday.
Sunday 29 November
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon, reaching up to 33 knots offshore.
2 to 3 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Monday 30 November
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the late morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.