The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on April 26th, 2018

Surf forecast issued Thursday 26 April 2018: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

If you’re like me, and are already sick of cooler Southerly winds with not much useful surf to show for it, well we’re both just going to have to suck it up.

Like my Digger grandfather wrote to my grandmother from the Western Front in France in WW1, 100 years ago, when the weather was cold and wet, and he was still recovering from being previously shot in the leg, and gassed:

I hope they won’t be sending us back out in the line, but if they do, I suppose I’ll “just have to make the best of it”.

So with that in mind, the surf will be mainly small and windblown, with not enough pulse to get much into protected corners.

On the positive side, we are able to consider other options 🙂

Friday: in the 1-2 metre range, maybe more , at places that get dead South swell… and a windblown mess

Saturday: 1-2 metre range, windblown

Sunday: 1-2 metre range South East, coming up later at dead South spots… and windblown

Monday: Up at dead South places, bit of size and slightly longer period, but windy

Tuesday: eased back into the 1-2 metre range South East

Wednesday: down to around 1 metre or so South East

Thursday: and ditto.

Stay cool, and stay warm.

TG.

Up in the Sky

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 26 04:30:00 2018

MSLP Analysis for Thu Apr 26 00:00:00 2018 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-33.870,151.194,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp is still a pleasant-enough-for-swimming 22

image

Weather from the Bureau:

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Max 24
Partly cloudy. Becoming windy.
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Morning haze. Partly cloudy day. Medium (40%) chance of an afternoon shower along the coastal fringe, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southerly 25 to 40 km/h in the early afternoon.

Fire Danger – High

Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 1:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Becoming windy. Sydney 24
Partly cloudy. Penrith 28
Partly cloudy. Liverpool 27
Partly cloudy. Terrey Hills 23
Partly cloudy. Richmond 27
Partly cloudy. Parramatta 26
Partly cloudy. Campbelltown 27
Possible afternoon shower. Becoming windy. Bondi 23

 

Friday 27 April

Summary
Min 17
Max 20
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h.

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

Saturday 28 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 20
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 8 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

Sunday 29 April

Summary
Min 15
Max 21
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

Monday 30 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 21
Morning shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers during the morning. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.

Tuesday 1 May

Summary
Min 15
Max 23
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Wednesday 2 May

Summary
Min 15
Max 23
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

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