Just about flat this morning. The MHL buoy was showing 0.7 m of 10-sec east bump. Wind was out of the WSW at 10-15 kts and skies were picturesquely adorned with some fine sky furniture (sorry, can’t resist the cloud pictures!).
As you’ll see from the Bureau’s forecast below, the wind is set to pick up from the southwest by midday as the new south pulse starts to fill in. As of 0600 the Batemans Bay MHL buoy was showing 2 metres of dead south wind swell (period was only 6 seconds).
The models are projecting the swell to stay straight south and for the average periods to stay below the 10 second mark until around Friday as the swell dials up to full power. Even the most conservative estimates project wave heights of close to 3 metres through to Monday.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
A front that is currently moving into northeastern parts of the state will bring a gusty southerly change to central and northern waters today. A high is then expected to move across from the west during the latter part of the week, while a low deepens over the Tasman Sea, building a large southerly swell along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
- Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the late afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 31 May
Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
- Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 1 June
- South to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots.
- 3 to 4 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.