Posted in: Forecast.
Tags: 2/10, E-4m-9s.
Situation at 1000.
Wind is 20-25kts SE. Swell is averaging 4 metres from the east at 9 seconds (see below for snap from MHL Sydney buoy.
But Coffs and Crowdy show there’s likely more coming our way. Currently average heights up there are registering at 6 metres with average period around the 11 sec mark. That’s damn big.
Our next high tide is around 1230… but it’s not as big as the one at around 0100 tomorrow when the peak energy could be arriving.
I’m going out and about for another look in about an hour (around 1100)
Bureau’s latest call:
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: E/SE 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres.Swell: E 2.5 to 3.5 metres, breaking dangerously close inshore.
Wednesday: Wind: E 20/30 knots, gradually easing to E/NE 15/20 knots. Sea: 2 to 3 metres, gradually abating to 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: E 3 metres, breaking dangerously close inshore.
Thursday: Wind: NE 10/20 knots.
MHL Sydney looking just a little nutty...
Posted in: Big Picture.
Tags: E-4m-9s, S-25-35kts.
Well, as expected, it’s a wild old morning out there. Swell has pushed up steadily overnight and is currently averaging around 4 metres, with swell plus seas creating peaks off shore of up to 8 metres. It’s still coming from the east and the average period is about 9 seconds (with some 11 sec component in the mix). Surfing however is out of the question as you might have surmissed already.
The wind readings along the coast in Sydney are up into the gale range. Depending on where you’re standing, it’s anywhere from 25 to 35 knots from the south. It looks set to stay like this all morning before possibly relenting a little late in the day.
The options are pretty limited. I can’t imagine that there’d be much of anything south of the bridge, while on this side you’d be looking at the usual list of south corner suspects, but I’d be very surprised if there was anything in the way of exceptional quality.
By tomorrow, the rain should have moved away from the coast and the winds should have moderated. The Bureau is currently saying we should have easing SW-SE winds. The swell won’t be at peak power of course, but it should still be pretty solid. And although it’ll continue the downward trend, on current reckoning, it looks as if we should have reasonable size through Monday afternoon.
I’ll try to get out to find a few snaps of the conditions, so check back again later. And go well on this very stormy old Saturday in Sydney.
My ABC 702 radio report for this morning…