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The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on July 16th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 16 July 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

It’s big, and wild and woolly, and big and cold and wet and windy too.  Did I say it was big and out of control? Currently around 4 metres from South East with a hefty 12 second period.

And it’ll be bigger and etc and etc tomorrow too.

I didn’t see anyone out today. And I’d be surprised if I did tomorrow, but you never know.

Conditions are only suitable, if that’s the appropriate word, for very experienced, highly fit, crazy people.

Hey cheer up! You can still exercise away your frustrations… and doesn’t everyone have those at the moment, crazy or not… Exercise is good for you. You might get yourself fitter for when the surf is more human friendly.

Friday: around 4 – 5 metres East South East and as mentioned above

Saturday: easing back slightly to around 3 metres East South East with punch. Maybe cleaner looking lines to watch, but still ditto

Sunday:  back a little more to around 2 metres East South East with some oomph

Monday: eased back early on, might be ok. But with a change in swell direction after the wind turns SW, starting to come up at places open to dead South, somewhere in the 1-2 metre range

Tuesday: coming up in the 1-2 metre range at places open to dead South

Wednesday:around 1 metre or so dead South

Thursday: around 1 metre dead South

Keep smiling. Be positive. Stay safe.

TG

Up in the Air

MSLP Analysis for Mon Jul 13 12:00:00 2020 AUTC at Mon Jul 13 12:00:00 2020 UTC

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 16 07:30:00 2020

Look at all that open space and blue sky. But you see those white lines that you can’t really see from space (or can you???), well you might want to check here before trying to cross some of them at the moment >>>

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers#travel-within-australia

Winds

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

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 19.. went up a notch in line with the swell increase from the South

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2020-2021.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

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

Sydney area

Mostly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h.

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

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 17 July

Summary
Min 11
Max 17
A few showers. Windy.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Mostly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

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

Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
A few showers. Windy. Sydney 11 17
Partly cloudy. Penrith 7 18
Mostly cloudy. Liverpool 7 18
Shower or two. Terrey Hills 9 15
Partly cloudy. Richmond 6 18
Shower or two. Parramatta 8 17
Mostly cloudy. Campbelltown 6 18
A few showers. Windy. Bondi 13 17

Saturday 18 July

Summary
Min 11
Max 18
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a morning shower along the coast. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning.

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 11:00 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Sunday 19 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 20
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 12:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Monday 20 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly during the morning.

Tuesday 21 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Wednesday 22 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Thursday 23 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 18
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.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on July 9th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 9 July 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Fine now, but a Low’s on its way from Dubbyuh Eh?.. Currently forecast to sit off our coast from late Monday >>>

Until then there could be a few noice little waves around for the weekend… then it’s a case of watch this space. Low’s are precocious and often just do what they want, so this is based on the crystal ball as it currently looks … foggyness notwithstanding…

I love it = a new word and a big word all messing up the sentence together at once.

So with the foregoing in mind…

Friday: around 1 metre or less South East

Saturday: ditto East

Sunday: ditto ditto

Monday: around 1-1+ metres East

Tuesday: Now here’s where it gets interesting.. From where TG currently sits. or stands it looks like>>>: around 3 – 3+ metres East South East.  If the Low changes course or whatever, it won’t be like that at all 🙂  But if it is, it’s gunna be windy and rainy so you probably won’t care, being inside.

Wednesday: around the 3-4 metre range East South East, with ditto proviso

Thursday: similar.

 

Up in the Air

Fine now, but a Low’s on its way from Dubbyuh Eh?.. Currently forecast to sit off our coast from late Monday >>>

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jul  9 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

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

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.850/151.220?-34.283,150.924,8

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 18.  TG is Cool. But that’s what he calls: Gettin’ cool.

Haven’t seen any whales for a week. They’re smart … frolicking way out wide where the current is warmer…

image

Tides https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2020-2021.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 10 July

Summary
Min 10
Max 18
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Areas of morning fog possible in the west. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Sydney 10 18
Shower or two. Penrith 6 18
Cloudy. Liverpool 7 18
Shower or two. Terrey Hills 9 16
Shower or two. Richmond 5 18
Possible shower. Parramatta 7 18
Cloudy. Campbelltown 5 18
Possible shower. Bondi 12 17

Saturday 11 July

Summary
Min 11
Max 20
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 12 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 19
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 afternoon and evening. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 13 July

Summary
Min 10
Max 17
Showers or rain.
Possible rainfall: 25 to 45 mm
Chance of any rain: 100% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, possibly tending to rain. Heavy falls possible. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.

Tuesday 14 July

Summary
Min 11
Max 18
Showers or rain. Windy.
Possible rainfall: 25 to 70 mm
Chance of any rain: 100% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, possibly tending to rain. Heavy falls possible. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning.

Wednesday 15 July

Summary
Min 12
Max 19
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 8 to 20 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h.

Thursday 16 July

Summary
Min 13
Max 19
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 2 July 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Beautiful offshore conditions this arvo, with some pretty little lines rolling in.  It was nice to see someone out there enjoying them.

Not for me though … I decided I’d take this week off surfing, as it seemed like a good time to get some maintenance work done on the equipment… It had to be done sometime.

The usual stuff that comes from wear and tear having fun in the sun … have a few dings repaired, patching up some stuff that needs fixing, and so on, in the hope that it might improve my surfing and peace of mind at least.

It’s not my board’s fault…. It’s in A1 condition…

I was talking about me!                 Gotcha didn’t I.                Hahaha

Anyhoo… let’s see if TG has made the right decision…

Friday: around 1 metre or so South East

Saturday: swell showing outside but with a lot off SSW, so not much on the coast.. say 1 metre or so at places open to dead South

Sunday: coming up from dead South, with a bit of attitude.. let’s say 1-2 metres, 2 metres or maybe more at dead South spots

Monday:  around 1-2, 2 ish metres dead South

Tuesday: say 2 ish, and it should be getting into protected South corners – which will be crowded of course for the school hols

Wednesday: ditto with some oomph behind it

Thursday: dittoish and with a bit of grunt.

Did TG make the right decision choosing this week to stay out of the water???

Audience participation is invited… It’s a game for the whole family! 🙂

Say “Yes” or “No”… (to yourself if no one else can hear you.)

Those who said “No, he should get out there”… clearly haven’t seen TG surf for quite a while eh?  That would include young X who said he saw me get a great wave off rocks the other day – except I haven’t been in the water. Bless his heart… he’s confusing me with a TG of some years back maybe.

Those who said “Yes”, agree with me.  I don’t think it would be suitable or enjoyable for TG anyway, dings fixed or not.  And it should be all about Having Fun … Right??!  He’ll watch you maybe.

A final word before everyone goes off to enjoy the school holidays here or elsewhere in NSW>>>

I had someone who I hadn’t seen for a while greet me this week and he was about to shake my hand.. I backed off and said “no can do”. He looked surprised and said: “Have you got it??” (!!)

No I haven’t got it!!… But I don’t think he “gets it”.. any more than the people in Victoria who are now back in lock down again “got it” last week!!

Let’s not go back there eh??  Just follow the official advice. It’s not that hard.

Have fun. Stay safe.

TG

Up in the Air

Yes…exactly

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jul  2 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul  2 07:30:00 2020

Winds

Down in the Sea

Water temp is getting cooler and the whales are hurrying north past us closer inshore now cause the warmer current is way offshore… Isn’t that interesting…

image

Tides for 2020-21

Click to access tide-tables-2020-2021.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Mostly clear.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 3 July

Summary
Min 10
Max 19
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Early fog patches in the west. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Sydney 10 19
Sunny. Penrith 6 19
Sunny. Liverpool 7 18
Sunny. Terrey Hills 9 16
Early fog then sunny. Richmond 5 18
Sunny. Parramatta 8 18
Sunny. Campbelltown 5 17
Sunny. Bondi 12 17

Saturday 4 July

Summary
Min 7
Max 16
Morning shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 5 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 18
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 6 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Tuesday 7 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
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 becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 8 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

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

Thursday 9 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 19
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.


Posted on June 25th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 25 June 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Lovely sunny day today with lots of blue sky.

Cool days coming up then a little warmer… Could get some cool waves  from time to time if you’re lucky~~~~~~~

Friday: up from today…say into the 2-3 metre range South East, with some oomph at times but with S wind to chop it up .. swell could get into protected corners ok

Saturday: easing back into the upper end of the 1-2 metre range East South East, with sets at times

Sunday: easing back more into the lower end of the 1-2 metre range South South East, but with some sets from the East

Monday: around 1 ish metres at places that get dead South swell

Tuesday: coming up into the 1-2 metre range South East

Wednesday: same

Thursday:around 1 ish metres, more or less, South East

Have a good one and Stay Happy.

TG

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jun 25 06:30:00 2020

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jun 25 00:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

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

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 18, 19… not cold just makes the wind feel a bit cool after a while.

image

Tides

Click to access 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 not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 26 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 18
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southeasterly in the middle of the day.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Sydney 9 18
Mostly sunny. Penrith 5 18
Mostly sunny. Liverpool 6 18
Mostly sunny. Terrey Hills 7 16
Mostly sunny. Richmond 3 18
Mostly sunny. Parramatta 6 18
Mostly sunny. Campbelltown 5 18
Mostly sunny. Bondi 11 17

Saturday 27 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

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

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 28 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 17
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 29 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
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.

Tuesday 30 June

Summary
Min 7
Max 18
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Wednesday 1 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 20
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Thursday 2 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 20
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

 


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on June 18th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.
The Goat’s Surf Forecast
Surf forecast issued Thursday 18 June 2020: Seven
day outlook for Sydney:
Been warm, cold, cool, warm, cool… TG doesn’t know where he is.
The ocean has started to come alive with more whales headed up the coast. They’re mostly out wide and are traveling in groups, but if you see one spout you’ll see more.  If they start to come closer inshore, keep an eye out for their camp followers.
There should still be some waves around of varying quality, depending on the winds, in the coming week.
Friday:  somewhere in the 1-2 metre range South East
Saturday: ditto
Sunday: in the 1-2 metre range East
Monday: around 1 metre South East
Tuesday: heey ditto
Wednesday: starting to come up say 2. 2+ metres at dead South spots
Thursday: somewhere in the 2-3 metre range based on the current outlook (but that can always change over a week)
You’re all doing very well. Keep up the good work!…so TG might be able to go somewhere it’s more consistently warmer!!
Keep smiling and stay happy. 🙂
TG.
Up in the Air
MSLP Analysis for Thu Jun 18 06:00:00 2020 AUTC
Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jun 18 11:30:00 2020
Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 19 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 19
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Areas of fog mainly in the west in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Sydney 10 19
Mostly sunny. Penrith 7 20
Mostly sunny. Liverpool 7 19
Partly cloudy. Terrey Hills 9 17
Early fog then mostly sunny. Richmond 6 19
Early fog then mostly sunny. Parramatta 8 19
Early fog then mostly sunny. Campbelltown 6 19
Partly cloudy. Bondi 12 19

Saturday 20 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 20
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny morning. Patchy fog in the morning, mainly in the west. Medium (40%) chance of showers at night. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 21 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 18
Showers easing.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 8 mm
Chance of any rain: 90% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 22 June

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h.

Tuesday 23 June

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
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 later in the day. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h.

Wednesday 24 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 18
Shower or two. Windy.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely during the morning. Winds southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h.

Thursday 25 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 19
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on June 11th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 11 June 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Funny old week.. The Bureau forecasts seemed to be a day ahead or behind themselves at times, so TG didn’t know what day it was. But some people say that about him all the time anyway…

Wind’s cold, shade’s cold, rain’s cold… Yet there are still people who want to throw themselves into the ocean… Weird huh?

Saw a pod of nine whales headed North today… They didn’t look like they were gonna stop at the Border – having traveled all the way up from Antarctica with the kids saying: Are we there yet? Are we there yet? (in Whale Talk of course).

Surf outlook for the coming week is not spectacular, in fact pretty ordinary in the Smallish to Medium category. so you’ll really have to think about if you want to get wet. But there should be something around most of the time if you do, and it’ll be good for beginners and other folks.  Size at individual beaches will depend on wave direction each day, and that looks like chopping and changing.

Friday: around 1 metre or so North East

Saturday: ditto East

Sunday: similar North East

Monday: and again East North East

Tuesday: down a bit… ie 1 metre or less East North East

Wednesday: Same same East

Thursday: Same same same.

Stay well by keeping your distance, so you won’t be sick when there are good waves around eh.

TG.

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jun 11 09:30:00 2020

Who’d think there were any showers up there

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jun 11 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

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

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 19-20

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe later this evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 12 June

Summary
Min 13
Max 19
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

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

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Sydney 13 19
Early fog. Partly cloudy. Penrith 10 19
Possible shower. Liverpool 10 19
Possible shower. Terrey Hills 11 17
Partly cloudy. Richmond 9 18
Early fog. Possible shower. Parramatta 10 18
Early fog. Partly cloudy. Campbelltown 8 19
Possible shower. Bondi 15 19

Saturday 13 June

Summary
Min 12
Max 20
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog in the west. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 14 June

Summary
Min 14
Max 21
Shower or two clearing.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

High (80%) chance of showers with the risk of a thunderstorm, most likely in the morning, clearing to a mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 15 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 19
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Tuesday 16 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 20
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Wednesday 17 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 18
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.

Thursday 18 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 18
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.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on June 4th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 4 June 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

A bit of a mixed bag of weather and waves coming up for the Long Weekend and next week.

Friday: 2-2.5 metres South South East

Saturday: 1.5-2 metres South East

Sunday: around 1 metre or so dead South

Monday: coming up again  around 2 metres or so at dead South spots, but waves will possibly get into protected corners >>

Tuesday: >> but short lived, and down again in the 1-2 metre range South South East

Wednesday: about 1 metre due South

Thursday: 1 metre or less South East

If you’re learning, don’t go into surf that looks rough.  It is. And there are plenty of rips around. The cold air and wind will sap your energy faster than you might think.  So stay safe. Surf within your ability, fitness and age range.

Have a good one.

TG

Up in the Air

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jun  4 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jun  4 07:30:00 2020

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-33.859,151.200,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp is about 19 – 20

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

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

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 5 June

Summary
Min 8
Max 19
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Areas of morning frost and patchy fog, mainly in the west. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Sydney 8 19
Sunny. Penrith 2 19
Sunny. Liverpool 3 18
Sunny. Terrey Hills 5 17
Sunny. Richmond 1 19
Sunny. Parramatta 3 18
Sunny. Campbelltown 1 19
Sunny. Bondi 10 18

Saturday 6 June

Summary
Min 8
Max 18
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Areas of morning frost and patchy fog in the west. Sunny day. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 7 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending southwesterly during the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 8 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 18
A few showers.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 8 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southerly during the day then becoming light during the evening.

Tuesday 9 June

Summary
Min 12
Max 19
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of a shower along the coast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds.

Wednesday 10 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 19
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

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

Thursday 11 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 18
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

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


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on May 28th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 28 May 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Well last week was exciting wasn’t it??… if you wanted to get cold or/ and wet watching people catch big waves… or I suppose if you were ….xyz (you choose the word.. we encourage audience participation) enough to be out in them!

It had calmed down a lot today, and quite a few keen ones were out.  I preferred communing with the dolphins and nature from the comfort of my bike.  A lot of sand has been moved around and it remains to be seen if that’s been good or bad at some places.

For the week ahead there should be waves or some sort for a bit of fun for everyone.

Friday:  down a bit from Thursday…around 1 metre or so South East

Saturday: 1 metre or less South East

Sunday: around 1 metre East North East

Monday: 1 metre or less North East

Tuesday: 1 metre or less dead South

Wednesday: starting to come up in the 1-2 metre range at dead South -friendly places

Thursday: in the 1-2 metre range dead South and building a bit

Friday: then going down in the 1-2 metre range dead South.

TG

Up in the Air

All clear from up here…

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu May 28 07:30:00 2020

MSLP Analysis for Thu May 28 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

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

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 20.

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
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe at night. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Friday 29 May

Summary
Min 12
Max 19
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the west. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast, grading to a slight (20%) chance in the west. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Sydney 12 19
Partly cloudy. Penrith 8 20
Partly cloudy. Liverpool 9 19
Shower or two. Terrey Hills 11 17
Early fog. Partly cloudy. Richmond 6 19
Possible shower. Parramatta 9 19
Partly cloudy. Campbelltown 7 20
Shower or two. Bondi 14 19

Saturday 30 May

Summary
Min 11
Max 20
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning fog, chiefly in the west. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Sunday 31 May

Summary
Min 12
Max 21
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 1 June

Summary
Min 13
Max 21
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.

Tuesday 2 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 3 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 18
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Thursday 4 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 19
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

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


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on May 21st, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 21 May 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney

After spending a great deal of time analysing all sorts of stuff, it looks like it’s gunna be

Cold, and

Wet, and

Windy, and

Big…

for several days.

Unless you like that kind of thing… and who doesn’t (!??!),,, then you may want to plan alternative activities.  Heck you’re all getting to be experts at spending time indoors, and even though you can go out now, you still might want to practice indoors some more eh?

On the upside, East Coast Lows are notoriously difficult for the experts (computers) to predict.. Forecasts are only as good as the data that’s inputting now… so who knows… it mightn’t last that long, mightn’t be that bad… a bit like anyone trying to do economic forecasts right now.  I guess they’re both a case of prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

I’m a “Hoper” 🙂 … I saw blue sky this arvo when rain was forecast…. and I caught a couple of fish for dinner  🙂

Current surf outlook if the Low does what is currently expected… (but don’t hold me to it)… is for conditions to be more suitable for the average punter by around Wednesday, Thursday>>>

Friday: coming up into the 1, 2-3 metre range at dead South spots, but with wind.. might get something in protected corners maybe

Saturday: somewhere in the 3-4 metre range dead South with wind.. maybe protected corners

Sunday: Bigger, 4- 4+ metres dead South and ditto

Monday: easing slightly to around 4 metres and dittoes

Tuesday: in the 3-4 metre range and South East

Wednesday: in the 1-2 metre range South East

Thursday: around 1 metre or so dead South

In the meantime~~~ Stay safe, Stay well, and Keep a smile on that Dial 🙂

TG

Up in the Air

MSLP Analysis for Thu May 21 00:00:00 2020 AUTC

A Low looks like developing off the coast and is currently expected to hang around for a bit.

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

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu May 21 06:30:00 2020

Winds

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

 Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 21, which is ok unless there’s wind to give you a chill.  The satellite shows that it’s a degree or two warmer outside. I suspect that’s where the whales are, that I haven’t seen this week, They’re a bit like me…they like warm water for their holidays.

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Rain at times.
Chance of any rain: 100% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain and the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Friday 22 May

Summary
Min 9
Max 16
Rain at times. Windy.
Possible rainfall: 20 to 60 mm
Chance of any rain: 95% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning. Heavy falls possible. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h becoming southwesterly 35 to 55 km/h in the morning.

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

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain at times. Windy. Sydney 9 16
Rain at times. Windy. Penrith 8 15
Rain at times. Windy. Liverpool 9 15
Rain at times. Windy. Terrey Hills 8 13
Rain at times. Windy. Richmond 7 15
Rain at times. Windy. Parramatta 8 15
Rain at times. Windy. Campbelltown 7 15
Rain at times. Windy. Bondi 11 15

Saturday 23 May

Summary
Min 11
Max 18
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h.

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

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 24 May

Summary
Min 12
Max 19
Showers. Windy.
Possible rainfall: 6 to 15 mm
Chance of any rain: 90% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, mainly along the coastal fringe. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 25 May

Summary
Min 13
Max 19
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 3 to 8 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, mainly along the coastal fringe. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.

Tuesday 26 May

Summary
Min 12
Max 19
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 5 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 27 May

Summary
Min 11
Max 21
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Thursday 28 May

Summary
Min 10
Max 20
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Light winds.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on May 14th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 14 May 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney

Hey hey

Had a Double Yoker for brekkie yesterday… That’s gotta be good luck, right??

And I did see my first whales of the Up season – a group of 10! a few days ago.  Gotta be another good omen…

Now all I need are warm days, warm water and some nice waves~~~~~~~ Hmm don’t think that’s likely for some time, at least not all at once…  Nuthin’ wrong with being a dreamer 🙂

In the meantime there’ll be waves of some sort all week>>>

Friday: around 2 metres or so East South East, with some punchy sets

Saturday: easing slightly, around 2 metres, with sets

Sunday: in the 1-2 metre range East South East with some sets

Monday: 1-1+ metres East South East

Tuesday: around 1 metre East

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

Thursday: around 1 metre Eastish.

All any of us should really want at present, and anytime really, is continued good health.  Without that you can’t do nuthin’. Keep it in mind when you’re out and about.

Take care.

TG

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu May 14 06:30:00 2020

MSLP Analysis for Thu May 14 00:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

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

Down in the Sea

Water temp is 21

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Shower or two.
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Friday 15 May

Summary
Min 10
Max 19
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southerly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Sydney 10 19
Partly cloudy. Penrith 5 19
Partly cloudy. Liverpool 6 18
Shower or two. Terrey Hills 8 16
Partly cloudy. Richmond 3 18
Partly cloudy. Parramatta 6 18
Partly cloudy. Campbelltown 3 19
Shower or two. Bondi 11 17

Saturday 16 May

Summary
Min 13
Max 20
Shower or two clearing.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Sunday 17 May

Summary
Min 12
Max 21
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

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

Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 12:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

Monday 18 May

Summary
Min 13
Max 21
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

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

Tuesday 19 May

Summary
Min 13
Max 22
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

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

Wednesday 20 May

Summary
Min 13
Max 23
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

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

Thursday 21 May

Summary
Min 14
Max 23
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 becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.