For the last week the models have been predicting an uptick in swell for today. It’s come up and as of 0600the MHL buoy was showing two metres of 7-sec south swell. The point was picking it up and producing occasional sets into the chest plus range It looked to be similar size up the beach. Wind was west 10-15 kts at North Head as of 0740.
The Bureau says the wind’ll go more SW and the swell should come up during the day.
Tide was high at 0725 and is now dropping back to low at 1355. We’ve got a 90% chance of showers and Beachwatch is warning that pollution is likely at most Sydney beaches.
Have yourself a great Thursday everyone!
A low pressure system off the central NSW coast will move rapidly east away from the coast during today, promoting south to southwesterly winds. A high pressure system will move over the Bight and then slowly move east over southeastern Australia during Friday and Saturday, extending a ridge across the Waters.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
South to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning. Turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 26 August
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly in the middle of the day.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 27 August
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.