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Not the best looking Monday

Posted by: on November 11th, 2013

Hello Friends,
Looks like I’m not missing a thing in Sydney. Blasting SE wind and plenty of sizable swell (3 metres, from the SE at 8 seconds) with the odd burst of rain. What a day you’re having. Dark over on my part of the planet. And pretty near flat too.
Tomorrow is supposed to see a decreasing southerly, with maybe a hope of a wave in the middle part of the day before the wind goes NE. Depends on how fast the swell drops back after today’s craziness.
Not a great looking forecast for Sydney across the rest of the week. My hopes of something worth getting wet in on my return day (Friday) look marginal. Basically it appears that the wind will stay south-ish for another week or so. Mind you, having not surfed for weeks due to the situation, I may just jump in anyway.
Go well with your evening!

Weather Situation
A strengthening high pressure system over the Bight moves slowly to the east over the next few days extending an east to southeasterly airstream over coastal NSW. In the far northeast a low pressure system is expected to intensify and move down the NSW coast later today and into Tuesday as the high moves southeast of Tasmania, steering the low to the South Coast later on Tuesday and the Bass Strait on Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday, then tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms offshore at night.
Tuesday 12 November
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Scattered thunderstorms, becoming less likely during the evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 13 November
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.

Sticky: Messy Tuesday

Posted by: on June 12th, 2012


Hello Friends,

Swell is out of the SE at close to 3 metres, but the average period is about 8 seconds, so it’s not too substantial looking at Dee Why. The wind is 15-20 kts from the same direction as the swell. Blergh.

Sadly, while the outlook is for a new and solid east swell to fill in from this morning, the wind looks like staying SE for another couple of days.

Ah well, have yourself a great Tuesday anyway!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system off the Queensland southeast coast is deepening and extending a trough along New South Wales north and central coast, while a high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge across the southern Tasman Sea. The low will move slowly east away from the coast tomorrow and Wednesday, as the high moves very slowly to the southeast strengthening the ridge across the western Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore this morning.
Wednesday 13 June
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 3 metres.
Thursday 14 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to variable below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 3 metres.

Sticky: Southerly and wild

Posted by: on March 19th, 2012

 

 

Hello Friends,

The MHL buoy was reporting 3 metres of mainly SE wind swell with a power setting of 8 seconds. The swell is lined up with the SE wind direction and as of 0830 wind was 15-20 kts across the various Sydney weather stations. From the shape of the forecast, the wind will come up a bit more before moving more east (oh good) late in the day.

The swell modelling this morning is pointing toward a gradual increase in the energy levels over the next 24-48 hours as the swell moves around to the east.

At the same time, the wind is set to be east to NE tomorrow and NE going northerly late on Wednesday. Showers are a factor for the next couple days, but Wednesday could see a break to partly cloudy. Could be fun then and Thursday might be even better for waves. Feels like we’re coming into the joys of autumn my friends.

Go well with your Monday!

Next tide is a high at 1330.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is moving very slowly east across the southern Tasman Sea maintaining a ridge to New South Wales north coast. A trough in the western Tasman Sea will approach the North Coast today and weaken on Tuesday. Another low pressure trough is expected to bring southerly change to the far south coast later on Wednesday extending to the central coast by Thursday morning.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 3 metres.
Tuesday 20 March
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Wednesday 21 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.

Sticky: A scruffy morning

Posted by: on May 31st, 2011

Hello Friends,

ESE 20-30 knots. Need I say more? Swell is out of the SE and up to 3 metres, but the period is only about 8 seconds so combined with the wind, the ocean is a real mess. I suppose it might be possible to get in the water in a very protected corner, but that short period means most of the energy won’t be refracting into the sheltered zones. The heavy rain yesterday – and more due today – will have turned the ocean into a less than delightful soup of stormwater runoff.

The blasting wind is set to continue from the SE through tomorrow, before backing off a little – but staying onshore – on Thursday.

Again this morning the forecast models are pointing toward Friday-Saturday being fun. The swell should be a couple metres and around to the east with periods close to the 10 second mark. Throw in light offshores and it could be very good indeed. I know it’s just a forecast… but one can dream!

Have yourself a great day!

TIDES: H @0700, L @1245

Weather Situation
A trough lies along NSW coast with a low developing in the far north. A high pressure ridge stretches over the Bass Strait and the southern Tasman Sea. The trough will remain slow-moving on Tuesday then contract northeast on Wednesday with the low moving further away from the coast. The ridge will be gradually strengthening from the south from Wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds: East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southerly about 1.5 metres tending easterly 2 to 3 metres this afternoon and evening. Isolated thunderstorms.

Forecast for Wednesday
Winds: East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres tending easterly during the day. Isolated thunderstorms offshore.

Forecast for Thursday
Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly up to 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.

Late arvo wrap

Posted by: on February 15th, 2009

Evening and there were a few standing up and breaking hard at Collaroy.

Evening and there were a few standing up and breaking hard at Collaroy.



Hello Friends,

Messy and horrid at around 1700

Messy and horrid at around 1700

Drove up to Umina to visit some rels staying at the actually quite impressive Ocean Beach caravan park. Figured I might as well use the opportunity to grab a snap of the fabled Box Head while I was there. It was utterly awful though. Close together, messy, totally wind whipped junk really. No one was in the water, which was hardly surprising given the frequent bouts of lashing rain and powering onshores.

Got back to the Northern Beaches not long before dark and managed to grab a snap of some crunchy beachy action at Collaroy. A few folks were on the peak just south of the stormwater pipe. Looked like excellent waves for breaking boards and bodies to me. The wind wasn’t too bad though and the SE swell had picked up a bit since last I saw the beach. It’s around 3 metres out at sea and averaging around 8 seconds apart.

The Bureau is now calling for swell to be E/SE at 2-3 metres tomorrow with wind out of the SE at 20-30kts. “breaking dangerously inshore” they add… showers and cloudy too with a low tide at around 722 in the morning building to a modest 1.1 m high around 1300. Another wild and messy one, but with luck the really protected spots will have a little something…

 

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