There are tsunamis travelling across the ocean toward the east coast of NZ, Cook Islands and elsewhere. But as I type this, the Kiwis have just downgraded the warnings for their exposed coast because with luck it won’t be too dramatic. Deaths have been reported in Samoa, so clearly we’re in the early stages of this story.
Here on the east coast of Australia, and more particularly at Dee Why beach where it’s day one of the Beachley Classic. Waves aren’t huge, but they’re a fun size, so they don’t have to start out with groveling in gutless little dribble (as so often seems to happen with surf contests).
Sets look to be in the chest high range and the wind is currently a light and favourable NW’ly.
From the forecast data, it would appear that there will be waves of some sort through today and maybe tomorrow. Friday looks like being tiny to flat and then it looks as though it could start picking up on Saturday and build into the solidly overhead range as the weather turns showery.
Finally, I’m sure I speak for many when I send my condolences to our man Matt on the Central Coast following the passing of his mum. Strength to you during this hard time mate.
A high lies over the New South Wales coast and will move over the Tasman Sea today. A front behind this high will move along the southern half of the coast on Thursday, with S’ly winds strengthening and extending to the north coast during Friday.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: NW 8/13 knots, tending N/NE 15/20 knots during the afternoon, then NW 10/15 knots inshore, 15/20 knots offshore in the evening.Sea: about 1 metre rising 1.5 to 2 metres in the afternoon. Swell: SE 1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to about 1 metre during the day.
Thursday: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots, turning N/NE 18/23 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 2 metres rising 2 to 2.5 metres in the afternoon. Swell: SE about 1 metre.
Friday: Wind: NW 10/15 knots ahead of a S’ly change 15/20 knots.