It was raining steadily at 0730 this morning. Down at North Head the wind was out of the south at 18-25 kts and air temperature was around the 14C mark. At 0600 the MHL Sydney buoy was registering 3 metres of 9-second energy from the south (168°). Visibility from RealSurf HQ high atop Collaroy Plateau was too poor for pictures of the point and beach, so those will have to wait until the rain backs off. Speaking of which, Terrey Hills has recorded 58mm of rain thus far. The forecast calls for 6-20mm more, so I’d guess water quality will be affected.
As for the outlook, well, the ever reliable Goat has rolled out a fresh forecast overnight. I commend it to the house.
Have a great day everyone.
A broad low pressure trough lies over the western Tasman Sea, while a high pressure system over Bass Strait extends a ridge to the southern Tasman sea. The trough is expected to linger about the western Tasman Sea during the next couple of days as the high moves east over the southern Tasman Sea. On Sunday the trough moves away to the east as another high moves over New South Wales from the west.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
East to northeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain and the chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 31 August
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds turning southerly during the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 1 September
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning, then northerly in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.