Enjoying Christmas morning, but wondering about the beach? Don’t. You’re missing only turgid waist high onshore junk. Along with heavy overcast, there’s also 12-17 kts of SSE wind. So make the most of the social opportunities while being COVID-19 safe.
A high pressure system south of the continent is pushing a southerly change northwards along the New South Wales coast. This trough will stall and decay on the northern New South Wales coast during Friday, as the high drifts slowly east. By Saturday the high is expected to be over the Tasman Sea, bringing a return to northerly winds in most coastal areas through the weekend. A cold front is forecast to skim across the state’s south Sunday, with an associated trough bringing a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast on Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Saturday 26 December
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Sunday 27 December
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre developing.