8-11 kts of SSE wind under overcast skies as we head to a partly cloudy day with a high of 24C. As the pictures show, last night’s south change has kicked up a little scrappy looking swell in the waist high range. It’s a biggish 3.4 metres from the S by SSW out at sea with a period close to 10 seconds, but that acute swell angle means it’s mostly missing our coast. Tide is currently coming into a 1.74m high at 0900, so that’s probably not helping much either. Water is on 21C and quality is good everywhere according to Beachwatch.
It looks like the wind will stick around all day and that we can expect the current swell intensity to fade as the wind direction swings to the NE around midday.
There should be lumpy bumpy stuff around all week, but I’m not seeing much to get really excited about. Basically it looks as though we’re in a marginal pattern of bumpy, weak wind swell that is typical for this time of year. That said, the models are still showing a 13-14 second dead south 1.3 m pulse for Friday, so here’s hoping it’ll refract into a few spots for us.
Go well with your Monday everybody!
Vigorous southerly winds have developed along the New South Wales coast behind a change that moved through during Sunday. These winds will ease and steadily shift northerly during today and into tomorrow morning as a new high moves across southeast Australia into the Tasman Sea. Winds will strengthen again later Tuesday before a strong cold front causes the next southerly change move up the coast late Tuesday and into Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots by the evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 1 December
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly around 1 metre around midday.
Wednesday 2 December
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres.
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.