Rain’s lifted, so here’s a pic of the situation. Not exactly booming…
Earlier: Waiting for a chance to get a picture once the rain backs off. But, from what I can see, swell is still lined up and tiny. The MHL buoy is showing swell 1.8 metres out of the S-SSE but the average period is only 7 seconds. There’s definitely some longer period, but much smaller stuff in the mix too and that’s probably where the long lines are coming from. At any rate, the takeaway is that there’s nothing surfable on offer.
We’re in for three days of cloudy, rainy and southerly winds. The swell’s expected to build into the 2.5 metre range, but it’s hard to see much hope of decent surfing conditions in this morning’s forecasts. If the period stretches out a bit and the swell gets a touch more east… then the protected corners could potentially come into play. Or, if we can get a bit of SW to the wind…
Have a top old Tuesday everyone!
A front that skimmed across southern waters overnight will continue moving east across the Tasman Sea. Behind this, a high is forecast to strengthen over the Bight while extending a ridge across Bass Strait, delivering a stronger southerly airstream to the New South Wales coast today. The high is likely to be very slow-moving during the second half of the week, eventually reaching the Tasman Sea by the end of the weekend.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Wednesday 31 July
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Thursday 1 August
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers