As the Goat says in his freshly baked forecast, it could go nutty this weekend but it all depends on what the low currently spinning up off to our south actually does. Did the Manly teacher drop-off run this morning and it was obvious that the swell had improved overnight – a little. But the energy really isn’t there. Wave faces were into the waist to chest high range but they looked very slow and weak. There was swell bump visible on the horizon and the buoys were seeing 1.4 metres of 10-11 sec south (172°) energy. Wind was WNW 6-8 kts. Tide was low at 0815 and will be back to a 1.4 m high at 1435.
Swell should come up steadily across the day and tomorrow is currently shaping to be big, rainy and windy.
Go well with your Friday everyone!
A low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is bringing fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- Becoming cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Saturday 19 June
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots tending southerly 25 to 40 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
- 3 to 4 metres.
- Southerly 3 to 5 metres.
- Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 20 June
- Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.