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The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on March 26th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 26 March 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

I said to a mate this morning that I’d been mulling over what I should say in the forecast in a socially responsible way, given present circumstances.

He said:

Just say… The surf is crap. And you can’t go out anyway!

So there’s the Surf Forecast. Thanks Roy.

While that might not be strictly correct (the surf is _total_ crap), now is not the time to be splitting hairs.

Some of the major beaches are closed because of the people who couldn’t stick to social distancing rules. But in addition, among the Government’s current advice to stop the spread of the virus in the community, is “We are suspending non-essential gatherings to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19). This will give both businesses and people time to fully understand social distancing requirements.” And “non essential travel is to be avoided”.  It doesn’t specifically say don’t go to the beach, but that doesn’t mean: let’s all go to beaches that are currently open and congregate in close groups like Total Drongos.

Keep up to date: aus.gov.au

Common sense in following the rules is the order of the day for outdoor (and indoor) activities.

To assist with this, for the time being  TG intends not to provide comment on what the surf outlook looks like and just give the facts, for people to use their own common sense.  Younger people and Complete Dills might need some community guidance for the good of public health from time to time.

We all need something to look forward to. If we all do the right thing, we should stay healthy so we can enjoy crowded surfs (!!??) in the future.  Did that come out right??

TG may offer some helpful suggestions from time to time… like…

Maybe remember some great surf trips you’ve had in the past to talk over with mates on the phone?.. or

Under the current rules, hairdressers are open. Yesterday he was weighing up the risks of getting a haircut…

Will the barber follow the 4 square metre rule etc?

versus

Will a later gathering of 10 people say: “A pity about TG. But boy he’s got a great haircut!”

As TG was starting to look like Rip Van Winkel, he decided it wouldn’t hurt to have a look….

First barber “Closed due to coronavirus”.

Second barber “Open”.. plenty of space inside, lots of ventilation with front and back doors open, and the only person inside was the barber.  So far so good, fingers crossed. 🙂 If it doesn’t work out I’ll blame the Government.

To help out those businesses that can’t work from home and help keep the economy ticking over, if there is something you need, it might be worth just having a look, following the rules and using common sense.

Stay safe. Stay well.

TG

Up in the Air

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-34.066,150.816,5

Down in the Sea

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Max 23
Shower or two. Windy.
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most frequent in the north, easing during this afternoon and evening. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southeasterly in the middle of the day and reaching 40 km/h at times near the coast.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Windy. Sydney 23
Shower or two. Penrith 23
Shower or two. Liverpool 23
Shower or two. Windy. Terrey Hills 21
Shower or two. Richmond 23
Shower or two. Parramatta 23
Shower or two. Campbelltown 23
Shower or two. Windy. Bondi 21

Friday 27 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 24
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Saturday 28 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Sunday 29 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 26
Possible late shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Monday 30 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 27
Possible shower or storm.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Tuesday 31 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 25
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Wednesday 1 April

Summary
Min 18
Max 25
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely later in the day. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on March 19th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 19 March 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

With all the grim news around, which is likely to get grimmer before it gets better, it’s important to remember there’s always The Surf.

Going for a surf or just getting wet – even at the worst of times, even if the surf is rubbish – can help lift the spirits, clear the head, and generate positive endorphins from the exercise.

https://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/13/health/endorphins-exercise-cause-happiness/index.html

Provided you’re healthy and you keep the required separation from others, you might even share a joke (I just saw a back headline from the NT News – “Vomiting man stuck to windscreen” (!?)… intriguing… or share some advice.

TG’s only advice is to get official health info and stick to it.  If you’ve returned from an O/S surf or any trip, Stay Home! Your friends won’t appreciate you sharing your stories face to face.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-17/covid19-coronavirus-australia-how-do-i-self-isolate/12063002

Stay positive, and also remember that eventually – whenever that is – things will get better.

Now for some more not bad, not good, just ordinary surf news… It’s easing back, then it will come up, then go down, then come up again.

Friday: going down from the little growth spurt on Thursday, to around 1 metre or so East North East, maybe with occasional sets

Saturday: coming up a little during the day into the 1-2 metre range at dead South places only and messy windy

Sunday: dittoish with some possibly getting into protected corners

Monday: around 2-2+ metres dead South with the pulse getting into protected corners

Tuesday: easing back in the 1-2 metre range dead South with some sets possible

Wednesday: easing back more and ditto

Thursday: coming up1-2, 2 + metres at dead South places only.

Stay well.

TG.

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Mar 19 05:30:00 2020

MSLP Analysis for Thu Mar 19 00:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-34.066,150.816,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 22.  OK for a swim

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Clear.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Clear. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Friday 20 March

Summary
Min 19
Max 36
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day, then a cool south to southeasterly change 25 to 40 km/h in the evening.

Fire Danger – High

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Sydney 19 36
Sunny. Penrith 18 37
Sunny. Liverpool 17 36
Sunny. Terrey Hills 17 35
Sunny. Richmond 17 37
Sunny. Parramatta 17 36
Sunny. Campbelltown 16 36
Becoming windy. Sunny. Bondi 19 35

Saturday 21 March

Summary
Min 19
Max 25
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Sunday 22 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 27
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending southerly during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Monday 23 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 22
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day.

Tuesday 24 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 23
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Wednesday 25 March

Summary
Min 16
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely during the morning. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Thursday 26 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on March 12th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 12 March 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Hmm interesting…looks like we might get a brief respite from the cool Easterlies Friday with a touch of summer noreaster making the surf seem more summery too.

A Low way up north off FNQ  is expected to develop into a cyclone late Friday.  TCs do whatever they want but the current expectation is that it will track more or less down the Qld/ Far North NSW coast, give them a little hammering, before heading off at a tangent into the Tasman, providing Sydney beaches with a light thumping from around say Monday Tuesday Wednesday from the South East/ East South East.

As that’s a little way down the track it’s subject to change but that’s what it looks like at the moment… Wouldn’t get too excited though.. the Bureau expects southerly/ south easterly winds to go with it.  Might be interesting just to watch.

Friday: around 1 metre or less from East, picking up a little through the day

Saturday: say around 1 metre or so, then late late coming up from dead South

Sunday: say around 2-2+ metres at dead South places, but most of the size going straight past up the coast, with s wind

Monday: currently looking like 3-3+ metres (subject to what the TC does) East South East with a bit of momentum

Tuesday: (ditto in brackets) 2-3 metre swells form East South East

Wednesday: 2-2+ metre East South East swells

Thursday: similar

Stay safe. Stay well.

TG

Up in the Air

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/4day_col.shtml

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-34.050,150.835,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 22, 23

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Mostly clear.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Friday 13 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 26
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Sydney 17 26
Mostly sunny. Penrith 14 28
Mostly sunny. Liverpool 14 27
Mostly sunny. Terrey Hills 14 24
Mostly sunny. Richmond 13 27
Mostly sunny. Parramatta 14 26
Mostly sunny. Campbelltown 13 27
Mostly sunny. Bondi 17 23

Saturday 14 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 23
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southerly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Sunday 15 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 22
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 6 to 30 mm
Chance of any rain: 90% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Monday 16 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 23
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 8 to 25 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Tuesday 17 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.

Wednesday 18 March

Summary
Min 16
Max 25
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Thursday 19 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 29
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on March 6th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Friday 6 March 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Today started out holding some promise but then the wind turned South and things turned ordinary, except for the super keen ones who didn’t mind choppy conditions at places open to the south, and for people in sheltered southerly corners where the Noreast swell was still getting in.

Tomorrow looks like being a similar situation to this arvo.

The outlook for the week ahead is for the wind to blow from southerly directions and the swell should build a little from that,  with some fairly solid South/South East swell likely around Monday or Tuesday, which should ease back gradually later in the week.

Saturday: somewhere in the 1-2 metre range with a combination of two swells, East and South, and strong southerly winds. So places open to dead south won’t be looking too flash,  while protected southern corners should have a some rideable waves

Sunday: something similar

Monday: ditto at first, then starting to come up in the 2-3 metre range South East with some solid sets

Tuesday: easing a little, 2-2+ metres South East but with sets

Wednesday: down into the 1-2 metre range South East with occasional sets

Thursday: around 1 metre or so South East

Friday: down a bit more, Eastish

TG

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Mar  6 05:30:00 2020

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.373,151.216,8

Down in the Sea

image

Water temp is around 22

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Summary
Cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. The slight chance of a thunderstorm in the far west early this evening. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southerly 25 to 35 km/h in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Saturday 7 March

Summary
Min 20
Max 24
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h before dawn.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Sydney 20 24
Shower or two. Penrith 18 24
Shower or two. Liverpool 18 23
Shower or two. Terrey Hills 18 22
Shower or two. Richmond 18 24
Shower or two. Parramatta 18 23
Shower or two. Campbelltown 17 23
Shower or two. Bondi 20 22

Sunday 8 March

Summary
Min 18
Max 23
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Monday 9 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 23
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming southerly and light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Tuesday 10 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 24
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Wednesday 11 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 26
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Thursday 12 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 26
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Friday 13 March

Summary
Min 17
Max 27
Mostly sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on February 27th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 27 February 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

There was an uptick of the surf this morning after the strong southerly change that came through last night, into the 1-2 metre SE, which has been gradually easing back through the day. Starting out cloudy it turned into a beautiful warm blue sky day, and after the breeze swung to the North East there were a lot of takers for the waves on offer.

Conditions in the water have been improving and the Bureau says the outlook is for generally light, though variable, winds and the weather looks like being similar to today’s.

The Surf outlook is for moderate to smaller and variable waves, but it looks like there will be waves of sorts all week… some days being more dependent on the tides than others for a decent wave.  But all and all.. not too bad.

Friday: easing back from today and with a bit of south in it, so say around 1 metre or so South East/South

Saturday: up a little – somewhere in the 1-2 metre range South/South East

Sunday: down a little to around 1 metre or so South East, with some East

Monday: 1 metre or so East

Tuesday: up a little into the 1-2 metre range South East/South

Wednesday: somewhere in the 1-2 metre range East South East

Thursday: similar or maybe up a little tick.

Be flexible, be agile, keep on your toes, and you should bag a wave or two.

Have fun.

TG

Up in the Air

A TC and a couple of Lows up far north are expected to give the inland north and centre a bit of a soak

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.373,151.216,8

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 22 out off Sydney, but nearshore it was warm as a bath yesterday

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Mostly clear.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Friday 28 February

Summary
Min 18
Max 25
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Possible morning mist in the west. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending southeasterly in the early afternoon.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Sydney 18 25
Mostly sunny. Penrith 15 28
Mostly sunny. Liverpool 15 27
Mostly sunny. Terrey Hills 16 24
Mostly sunny. Richmond 15 28
Mostly sunny. Parramatta 15 26
Mostly sunny. Campbelltown 14 26
Mostly sunny. Bondi 19 23

Saturday 29 February

Summary
Min 19
Max 26
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower, most likely during the morning. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

Sunday 1 March

Summary
Min 19
Max 28
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

Monday 2 March

Summary
Min 20
Max 28
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Tuesday 3 March

Summary
Min 21
Max 26
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 5 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 4 March

Summary
Min 20
Max 26
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Thursday 5 March

Summary
Min 21
Max 28
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 5 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely later in the day. Light winds.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on February 20th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 20 February 2020 (or 20022020 :): Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Nice day for the beach today… except for the messy surf… the relentless wind… the murky water… the masses of seaweed… the floating driftwood… and the cloudy/sunny/cloudy/sunny blue sky sequencing>> And yet, a strangely pleasantly mellow day to contemplate the whole coastal scene … perhaps to doze…

There will be waves.. and wind tomorrow, with the size decreasing over the weekend and thru the week. But with the topup the ocean has had from recent rains flowing out of the drains, rivers, creeks etc, I wouldn’t expect the other sea conditions to be improving in a hurry… maybe later in the week. At least it looks like it’ll be mostly nice weather for more contemplation.

Friday: somewhere around 2 metres or so at places open to dead South swell, with occasional sets

Saturday: somewhere in the 1-2 metre range dead South, going down through the day… occasional sets

Sunday: around 1 metre or so East South East

Monday: ditto East

Tuesday: 1ish metres East

Wednesday: 1ish metres North East, before a southerly change later

Thursday: up a little at dead South spots, somewhere in the 1-2 metre range

Stay well

TG

 

Up in the Air

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.373,151.216,8

Down in the Sea

Water temp, if you’re really keen to know, is around 23.

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Max 24
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

A mix of sun and cloud. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast. Winds southwest to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h, reaching 20 to 30 km/h near the coast.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Sydney 24
Partly cloudy. Penrith 27
Partly cloudy. Liverpool 26
Partly cloudy. Terrey Hills 23
Partly cloudy. Richmond 27
Partly cloudy. Parramatta 25
Partly cloudy. Campbelltown 25
Partly cloudy. Bondi 22

Friday 21 February

Summary
Min 18
Max 25
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Saturday 22 February

Summary
Min 18
Max 25
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

Sunday 23 February

Summary
Min 19
Max 26
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

Monday 24 February

Summary
Min 18
Max 27
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Tuesday 25 February

Summary
Min 19
Max 29
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 26 February

Summary
Min 21
Max 33
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely later in the day. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h later.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on February 13th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

Update

The eye is currently roughly 600 ks east of us.

 

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 13 February 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

What interesting weather we’ve been having eh… and more interesting weather is coming our way…

All eyes are on TC, now Ex TC Uesi, which is set to continue its southward journey as an intense Low down the Tasman Sea….Latest Forecast Track map is below. It’s expected to be out off Sydney on Friday, but for Sydney the Bureau is forecasting light winds and rain here. However , we will see its swells. In fact if you looked at the ocean this arvo you’re already seeing the start of those.  It’s not expected to stick around here very long, which is fine, but as it keeps moving south then south east to pay a visit to NZ’s South Island by Sunday, we’ll still have waves from it all week. The size and direction of the surf we get will change as it moves south.

Now before you get too excited>>>

a) the Bureau has Large Surf warnings up for some days, as the waves will have a bit of oomph, so they will only be for the experienced, and

b) I wouldn’t recommend going in the ocean at the moment anyway.

Our much needed rain has given everything a great flush out, with the result that the ocean water is putrid.  As lagoon creeks and rivers along the coast including the Hawkesbury pour out, and runoff from stormwater drains send rubbish out, the ocean has turned to a foul looking, deep, dark chocolate colour…

Which is sort of Nature’s Warning to Stay Away.

Just for the academic heck of it… watch the changing swell direction as it hits our coast…

Friday: somewhere in the 1-5 – 2 metre range East North East, with ommph, and coming up into the 2-3 metre range East North East/East

Saturday: somewhere in the 3-4 metre range East, with oomph

Sunday: easing back a little in the 1.5-2 metre range South East, as the Low visits NZ, but sends back prolonged waves

Monday: somewhere in the 1-2 metre range East South East

Tuesday: coming up again, 1.5-2 metres South East and with long range oomph

Wednesday: similar but sort of easing a bit South East

Thursday: up again, somewhere in the 2-2+ metres range South East

It’d be pretty to watch if it weren’t for that water colour, floating debris, and who knows what else in the water.

TG

Up in the Air

BoM says “Ex-tropical cyclone Uesi expected to cause destructive winds at Lord Howe Island this evening.” (Thurs 13/2) Latest Forecast Track map

and http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/4day_col.shtml

 

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.373,151.216,8

Down in the Sea

Water temp

image

Tides

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Shower or two.
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Friday 14 February

Summary
Min 21
Max 26
Possible morning shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible morning shower. Sydney 21 26
Possible morning shower. Penrith 20 27
Possible morning shower. Liverpool 20 27
Possible morning shower. Terrey Hills 19 24
Possible morning shower. Richmond 20 28
Possible morning shower. Parramatta 19 26
Possible morning shower. Campbelltown 19 26
Possible morning shower. Bondi 22 24

Saturday 15 February

Summary
Min 19
Max 27
Late shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.

Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Sunday 16 February

Summary
Min 20
Max 25
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Monday 17 February

Summary
Min 20
Max 25
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Tuesday 18 February

Summary
Min 21
Max 26
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Wednesday 19 February

Summary
Min 20
Max 23
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 8 mm
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.

Thursday 20 February

Summary
Min 18
Max 23
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on February 6th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 6 February 2020: Seven day outlook:

Great to see the rain… and some more good falls are forecast over coming days.

There’ll be continuing waves from the East, courtesy of a big High, but the forecast is for the waves and the rain to come with wind, which never does a lot for surf quality… You can’t have it all.

Maybe from around Tuesday onward the surf might start looking more human-friendly.

In the meantime there’s plenty of other things to do…

Friday: somewhere in the 1-2 metre range, or maybe a little bigger, East

Saturday: coming up more. say 3-4 metres, or more, East, but with the wind and the rain I don’t think the size will really matter… the Ocean will be whipping itself into a frenzy by the look of things

Sunday: And a big Ditto… or in other words, Beach Closed

Monday: Still up, say 3-4 metres, possibly more, East, although wind conditions may, or may not, be a little calmer

Tuesday: somewhere around the 2=3 metre range East… might be looking better

Wednesday: around 2 metres or so East

Thursday: in the 1-2 metre range, with sets, East North East

Friday: in the 1-2 metre range East North East

Btw, All these onshore conditions are bringing in the blueys, just to add to the mixture of marine delights on this week’s menu…

TG

Up in the Air

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.373,151.216,8

Down in the Sea

Water temp has dropped a bit to around 22 close to to the coast

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Showers increasing.
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers increasing into the evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Surf conditions in the afternoon and evening may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing and swimming.

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Friday 7 February

Summary
Min 21
Max 23
Showers increasing, possibly heavy.
Possible rainfall: 45 to 90 mm
Chance of any rain: 100% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, increasing into the afternoon and evening and tending heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing and swimming.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers increasing, possibly heavy. Sydney 21 23
Showers increasing, possibly heavy. Penrith 19 22
Showers increasing, possibly heavy. Liverpool 19 22
Showers increasing, possibly heavy. Terrey Hills 18 21
Showers increasing, possibly heavy. Richmond 19 22
Showers increasing, possibly heavy. Parramatta 18 22
Showers increasing, possibly heavy. Campbelltown 18 22
Showers increasing, possibly heavy. Bondi 21 22

Saturday 8 February

Summary
Min 21
Max 23
Rain. Possible heavy falls.
Possible rainfall: 45 to 90 mm
Chance of any rain: 95% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning easterly 35 to 50 km/h during the day.

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Sunday 9 February

Summary
Min 21
Max 24
Rain. Possible heavy falls.
Possible rainfall: 40 to 80 mm
Chance of any rain: 95% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds east to southeasterly 30 to 45 km/h tending south to southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then shifting northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon.

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Monday 10 February

Summary
Min 21
Max 26
Rain. Possible heavy falls.
Possible rainfall: 25 to 60 mm
Chance of any rain: 90% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the day.

Tuesday 11 February

Summary
Min 22
Max 27
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 15 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Wednesday 12 February

Summary
Min 22
Max 27
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 3 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Thursday 13 February

Summary
Min 22
Max 26
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 3 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

 


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on January 30th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 30 January 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Well if you’d looked at some places today you’d have said there was nothing. And you’d have been right if you didn’t have any imagination.  But if you imagined there were waves, and went out regardless, you might have caught an occasional fluke if you were lucky.

The same principle will apply for the next few days at least.

But with how weather forecast and warm water you might as well get wet…

Water temp is around 24-25 according to MHL. TG’s built in RFITW (Real Feel In The Water) sensors concur!

Friday: about 1 metre or so short period North East windswell

Saturday: maybe a little bigger, somewhere in the 1-2 metre range short period North East windswell (small at northern ends, bigger at S ends)

Sunday: let’s say ditto

Monday: Ditto North East/ East

Tuesday:  coming up somewhere in the 1-2 metre range at dead South spots, but short period, so not much chance of much happening in corners protected from the S/SE wind

Wednesday: maybe a bit more say 2, 2+ metres dead South and a bit more chance of something in protected corners with sets around 13-14 seconds

Thursday: going down, say 1-1+ South East

Have a good one

TG

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 30 07:30:00 2020

Latest Colour Mean Sea-Level Pressure Analysis and Infrared Greyscale Satellite

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.373,151.216,8

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 24-25 according to MHL, and TG’s built in RFITW (Real Feel In The Water) sensors concur!

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Mostly clear.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Clear. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Friday 31 January

Summary
Min 23
Max 31
Becoming windy. Becoming sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Hot. Cloudy start clearing to a sunny day. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late morning then tending northeasterly 20 to 35 km/h in the early afternoon. Winds near the coast reaching 35 to 50 km/h in the late afternoon.

Fire Danger – High

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Becoming windy. Becoming sunny. Sydney 23 31
Hot. Becoming sunny. Penrith 22 39
Becoming sunny. Liverpool 22 37
Becoming sunny. Terrey Hills 21 30
Hot. Becoming sunny. Richmond 22 39
Becoming sunny. Parramatta 21 35
Becoming sunny. Campbelltown 21 37
Becoming windy. Becoming sunny. Bondi 23 28

Saturday 1 February

Summary
Min 23
Max 34
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Very hot and sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h in the afternoon.

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Sunday 2 February

Summary
Min 27
Max 33
Showers. Possible storm.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Hot. Sunny morning. High (80%) chance of showers developing in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting cooler south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Monday 3 February

Summary
Min 22
Max 29
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.

Tuesday 4 February

Summary
Min 19
Max 23
Cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely during the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.

Wednesday 5 February

Summary
Min 19
Max 25
Cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Thursday 6 February

Summary
Min 21
Max 26
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on January 23rd, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 23 January 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Bit warmish today, with a bit of dust in the air. The wind is expected to turn south early tomorrow morning to cool down the temp for you.

My mates and I have looked at the surf all week, gone in for swims because of the crowd (it’s school hols and those who had gone south came home and stayed home) and the waves (not to my liking anytime I saw them), but at the beach I’ve heard other people, all young people, raving about the great surf they had here or there, whenever. Anyway, good luck to them; glad they’re having fun.

The coming week is also likely to suit the keen, enthusiastic, young, fit etc, who’ll be best able to make the most of continuing Noreast windswell.  Factors determining how good the surf will be each day this week will be tides, banks (I haven’t seen a good one for ages) and wind.  And of course it’ll be bigger at southern ends of beaches (but windy at times).

Surf outlook

Friday: down a bit from today, say around the middle of the 1-2 metre range North East

Saturday: somewhere around 1, 1+ metres North East

Sunday: smaller East North East

Monday: around 1 metre East North East

Tuesday: ditto North East

Wednesday: up a little from the South, say 1-1+ metres East South East

Thursday: around 1 metre East South East.

At least someone’s having fun!

TG

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jan 23 05:30:00 2020

 

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jan 23 00:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.375,151.216,8,i:pressure,m:cIJaknc

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 23, 24 at the moment

image

Tides

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Summary
Dust haze. Possible shower/storm later.
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Areas of dust haze. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm with gusty winds. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending northerly 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening.

A POOR Air Quality Forecast alert is issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) due to elevated particle levels in Sydney for Thursday 23 January 2020.

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Friday 24 January

Summary
Min 24
Max 28
Early haze. Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Areas of dust haze in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southerly 15 to 25 km/h before dawn then tending east to southeasterly in the early afternoon.

A POOR Air Quality Forecast alert is issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) due to elevated particle levels in Sydney for Friday 24 January 2020.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Early haze. Shower or two. Sydney 24 28
Early haze. Showers. Penrith 24 33
Early haze. Shower or two. Liverpool 23 31
Early haze. Shower or two. Terrey Hills 22 27
Early haze. Showers. Richmond 24 32
Early haze. Shower or two. Parramatta 22 30
Early haze. Shower or two. Campbelltown 22 31
Early haze. Shower or two. Bondi 23 25

Saturday 25 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 27
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Sunday 26 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 30
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Monday 27 January

Summary
Min 23
Max 29
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Tuesday 28 January

Summary
Min 23
Max 30
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely later in the day. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 29 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 27
Cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Thursday 30 January

Summary
Min 22
Max 28
Cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day