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The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on July 28th, 2008

Surf forecast issued Monday 28 July 2008: 6 day outlook for Sydney:

Oh boy it’s cold…oh boy it’s cold… It’s cold, I’m cold, I’ve got a cold…(but I’m getting better, fingers crossed).

I saw 3 people in the surf this arvo in some smokin’ waves at Nth Steyne – 1 wisely got out before the first squall hit.  At 5pm the temp was 9.3 and according to the Bureau the apparent temp was minus 0.9!

Now I don’t like that kind of temperature unless it is where it snows… and hey!?… The Bureau called yesterday’s white stuff covering the ground on parts of Sydney’s north shore “light hail”, but Belinda and Bruce said although it started falling as hail with loud bangs on the car when they were driving home, it then started falling very softly as flakes.  Having seen a lot of snow down the mountains and lived a year in Boston (shoveling the car out of the snow etc), they said that the white stuff on the houses and ground at Frenchs Forest looked just like when it snows in Boston!  So as far as we’re concerned, 6 month old Josh has seen his first snow – in Sydney, Sunday 27 July 2008!

Now that you know all that… if you’re still interested in the surf forecast…

Tuesday:   3-4 metres dead South (with accompanying wind for the wind chill factor).

Wednesday: 2-3 metres South East.

Thursday: 1-2 metres South East.

Friday: 1-2 metres South.

Saturday: about 1-2 metres at dead South spots.

Sunday: ditto.

Weather from the Bureau:

Gale Warning for Coastal and Strong Wind Warning for Closed Waters. For the latest warning information please check the Bureau’s web site

Forecast for Monday evening
A few showers and the chance of a coastal thunderstorm. Cold, moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong at times near the coast. Dangerous surf conditions.
Precis: Showers. Cold winds.

Forecast for Tuesday
Shower or two. Cloudy periods. Cold moderate to fresh south to southwest winds. Dangerous surf conditions at first.
Precis: Shower or two. Cold winds.

City:         Min:   8 Max:  14   Parramatta: Min:   6 Max:  15
Terrey Hills: Min:   8 Max:  13   Penrith:    Min:   5 Max:  15
Liverpool:    Min:   4 Max:  14   Richmond:   Min:   3 Max:  14

UV Alert: Nil , UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Wednesday Fine.

City:          Min:    7  Max:   17
West:          Min:    1  Max:   17

Thursday Fine.

City:          Min:    7  Max:   18
West:          Min:    0  Max:   17

Friday Chance showers. Windy.

City:          Min:   10  Max:   20
West:          Min:    5  Max:   19

Saturday Fine.

City:          Min:   10  Max:   17
West:          Min:    3  Max:   16

Sunday Fine.

City:          Min:    8  Max:   18
West:          Min:    2  Max:   18

Monday Fine.

City:          Min:    7  Max:   18
West:          Min:    1  Max:   18

The Goat’s surf forecast

Posted by: on July 19th, 2008


Little wave tomorrow, but
For the weekend – FLAT…
Westerlies will be a blowin’…
That don’t rhyme but I don’t care.

Friday: in the 1-2 metre nage but only at beaches that like dead South swell.

Saturday: small remnants before heading to flat.

Sunday: Flat…

Monday: Flat…

Tuesday: coming up in the 1-2 metre range at dead South friendly places.

Water temp is 18.

Weather from the Bureau:

Forecast for Thursday evening
Fine. Light north to northwest winds.
Precis: Fine.

Forecast for Friday
The chance of an early light shower, then a fine mostly sunny day. Light to moderate west to northwest winds freshening in the afternoon.
Precis: Fine. Mostly sunny day.

City: Min: 9 Max: 20 Parramatta: Min: 6 Max: 19
Terrey Hills: Min: 8 Max: 18 Penrith: Min: 6 Max: 19
Liverpool: Min: 4 Max: 19 Richmond: Min: 3 Max: 20

UV Alert: Nil , UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Saturday Fine. High cloud.

City: Min: 9 Max: 18
West: Min: 3 Max: 18

Sunday Windy. Chance afternoon shower/thunderstorm.

City: Min: 11 Max: 19
West: Min: 5 Max: 19

Monday Windy. Mainly fine.

City: Min: 9 Max: 17
West: Min: 5 Max: 17

Tuesday Fine.

City: Min: 8 Max: 16
West: Min: 2 Max: 16

Wednesday Shower or two.

City: Min: 9 Max: 17
West: Min: 3 Max: 17

Thursday Chance rain developing

City: Min: 9 Max: 15
West: Min: 5 Max: 14

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong wind warning.
Thursday until midnight: Wind: N 10/15 knots, freshening to 15/20 knots chiefly offshore. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: S/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: W/NW 15/20 knots strengthening to W/SW 25/30 offshore knots in the evening.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres rising to 2 to 3 metres later. Swell: SE about 1 metre.
Saturday Outlook: Wind: W/SW 10/20 knots, tending N/NW.
Sunday Outlook: Wind: N/NW increasing to 25/35 knots.

And here’s the snow outlook…
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Covering Southern Tablelands and Southwest Slopes above 1200 metres
Issued at 4:30pm on Thursday the 17th of July 2008

Warning Summary:

Current Weather Situation and Future Developments
A cold front will cross the region tonight bringing isolated snow showers. These
will become scattered on Friday in the cold air behind the front, with snow
settling down to 1100 metres. Mainly fine weather will return on Saturday ahead
of a more significant cold front, which will move through on the weekend
bringing widespread snowfalls and strong winds to the region on Sunday.

Forecast for the remainder of Thursday
Cloud increasing tonight with isolated snow showers above 1300 metres. Moderate
northwest winds freshening at higher elevations.

chance of snow 1500 m 1900 m
Night (6 pm/6 am) 60 % 80 %

Forecast for Friday
Scattered snow showers, mainly on the western slopes, settling down to 1100
metres. Freshening northwest winds, strong about the peaks.
UV Alert: Nil , UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Thredbo Top Station Snow showers. Min: -4 Max: -1
Perisher Valley Snow showers. Min: -4 Max: 1
Cabramurra Snow showers. Min: 0 Max: 2

chance of snow 1500 m 1900 m
Day (6 am/6 pm) 60 % 80 %
Night (6 pm/6 am) 40 % 70 %

Forecast for Saturday
Becoming fine with snow showers contracting above 1600 metres and clearing
during the day. Freshening northwest winds, strong about the peaks at times.
Thredbo Top Station Snow shower or two. Min: -6 Max: 1

Forecast for Sunday
Snow showers above 1700m at first, lowering to 1400m. Fresh to strong northwest
to westerly winds, possibly reaching gale force about the peaks.
Thredbo Top Station Snow showers, windy. Min: -2 Max: -1

Forecast for Monday
Partly cloudy with isolated snow showers down to 1200 metres. Winds tending
Thredbo Top Station Chance snow shower. Min: -3 Max: -1

Snow Depth Observations Depth (cm)
Spencers Creek (1830 m – out from Charlotte Pass) 100.0
Deep Creek (1620 m – SW of Cabramurra)) 44.5
Three Mile Dam (1460 m SW of Kiandra) 9.3
Source: Snowy Hydro, updated weekly, Last updated: 17 July 2008

Quantitative rainfall Cabramurra Perisher Valley
Tonight (3 pm/9 am) 1 0
Friday (24 h from 9 am) 1 1
Saturday (24 h from 9 am) 1 0


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