Wind was working it over pretty thoroughly as the day got started in Sydney. We had a couple of metres of 10 sec period south swell, so had the conditions been better, you’d have found a wave. But instead, it’s trashed and unappetizing in the extreme.
Weirdly, the wind is WSW down in the Illawarra and up along the Macquarie coast. So, it’s just Sydney suffering from the blahs.
Swell energy is set to fade over the next 24 hours and tomorrow looks to be onshore again – although maybe it’ll be light enough for the early to contemplate water time. By Friday we’re supposed to be back to standard NE conditions, so again, perhaps there’ll be something…
The long range models have gone all quiet on us again. No big systems brewing up for us from the look of things.
Ah well, we’re another day closer to the magic months of autumn and early winter…
Keep on smilin’!
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 8 January 2014.
A high pressure system centred near Tasmania extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a low pressure trough deepens over the state’s west. The high will move slowly eastwards during the next few days, weakening on the weekend as it drifts across the Tasman Sea. This will allow the next trough and cold front from the Southern Ocean to pass across southeastern Australia.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Thursday 9 January
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by evening.
Friday 10 January
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.