10-15 kts of 33C wind by 0800 on a cloudy Sunday morning along the beaches. Wind bump out at sea was 1.3 metres at 6-7 seconds from the NE, but wave faces on sets were rarely into that range and for the much of the time it was basically flat. Better exposures should see some waist to chest sets, but of course it will be the usual short period windswell challenge of timing it perfectly with your take offs. Tide hit a swampy 1.7 m high at 0800. It’ll be back to low at 1455. Water temp has nudged up to 21C as we head to a high of 40C. Happily a late afternoon south change should break the heat.
Tomorrow should see shoulder high energy at south magnets, but the southerly wind will likely make the biggest places messy. Wind is predicted to fade back a little around the middle part of the day as it swings to the NE. Right now the rest of the week is looking sort of marginal although the models are showing a possible longish period dead south pulse for Friday along with light wind early…
Go well and stay COVID safe!
A vigorous southerly wind change in association with a deepening low near Tasmania will affect southern and central parts of the coast today. This change is expected to reach the far northern coast early Monday as a new high moves across southeast Australia to the Tasman Sea. Coastal winds will steadily shift northerly once again later Monday and Tuesday ahead of another change.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots ahead of a gusty southerly wind change 25 to 35 knots in the late afternoon. Winds decreasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon.
Monday 30 November
Southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Tuesday 1 December
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the day.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.