Conditions have settled down into the waist to chest high range at south swell magnets. Weather outlook is for sunny and SW wind early going NE later. Swell is out of the SSE at 9 seconds with heights at sea close to the 2.5 m mark. There was a 1.3 metre high tide at 0640 and we’re currently dropping to the low at 1215.
The swell models show the energy levels staying about at the current intensity all day. There should still be a little something for tomorrow morning’s session, but beyond that it looks a wee bit marginal from there through the weekend. Both ECM and Wavewatch models are saying it could come back up on Saturday, so bit of divergence between them and the various interpretations (eg MSW or Surfline).
Beachwatch shows 18C water temp and clean water quality across Sydney’s beaches.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Southerly winds will ease today as a deep low near New Zealand moves east and a high near the Bight extends a ridge across the state. Late on Thursday and during Friday a southerly change is forecast to move up the New South Wales coast as a cold front clips the south. Another front is expected on the weekend.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Thursday 12 September
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly in the late morning then shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Friday 13 September
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre.