Light wind and on again off again rainy skies overhead as Wednesday started. Wind was coming lightly from the SW and swell at sea was 1.8 metres from 160° at 9 seconds, but the high tide at 0700 was enforcing fat and full conditions along the beaches. Yesterday’s head high sets at the magnets have disappeared. And right now, I’m not seeing anything terribly encouraging in the swell models. It doesn’t look like going flat at least, but it could struggle to get much above waist high. Here’s hoping the Goat spies something I’ve missed when he casts the runes tomorrow…
Have a great Wednesday!
A low pressure system lies near New Zealand, while a ridge across Victoria extends is pushing east to southeast winds across most New South Wales waters. A surface trough should drift westwards across southern and central waters today, ahead of a firming of northeasterly winds across all coastal waters Thursday morning as a high moves eastwards across the Tasman Sea. The next trough and southerly change are expected to affect southern and central parts of the coast from Thursday afternoon, extending to the northeast coast during Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 20 knots shifting northeasterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Thursday 25 February
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning northerly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Friday 26 February
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.