Just had a look at surf conditions in Sydney a little before 0700 and waves are just about not there. From what I could see, ‘surf’ was in the ankle to knee high range at best. The MHL buoy was seeing a metre at 7 seconds from the SSE and wind was coming lightly from the NNW. Tide was high at 0415 and is dropping to low at 1025. Water temp is around 19C.
The swell models continue to show an influx of easterly swell from tomorrow. It could be into the shoulder high range by dusk on Sunday and then dialling up to head to overhead on Monday at magnets. Throw in a call for W-SW wind, and cool but mostly sunny skies through midweek, and I’d say you’re in for some fun!
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the north coast, directing easterly winds along the north coast and northerlies along the south coast. A vigorous cold front is also approaching from the west, causing winds to turn northerly throughout and strengthen in the south. Winds then shift west to southwesterly on Sunday as the front sweeps through.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 30 June
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly during the morning and decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
- Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Mostly sunny.
Monday 1 July
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Easterly 2 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
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