The Bureau says we’re almost certain to have showers today, but as of 0700 skies were partly cloudy with no obvious sign of precipitation. Wind was a steady 10-12 kts from the NNE when I climbed aloft to grab this morning’s snaps. Out at sea a few hours earlier, the MHL buoy was detecting 1.2 m of 7 sec ENE wind bump. Tide hits a 1.68 m high at 0820 and will be back to low at 1445. By then the NE wind should be hammering in at 20-25 kts – which ought to push up the waves a bit.
Outlook for the coming week you ask? Ah, well, I can refer you to the ever perspicacious Goat for a clear eyed reckoning of our prospects.
Have a top old Friday and keep on smilin’!
A high pressure system near New Zealand with a ridge to the New South Wales northern coast is directing northeasterly winds across coastal waters. Very little change to this pattern is expected over the next few days.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 18 November
- Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Sunday 19 November
- Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.