A ho-hum end to a ho-hum surf week as the wave energy levels fade back to micro again. Out at sea the 7-second NE wind swell is 1.4 metres. So even the best exposures will be offering only lazy, weak knee to waist high wave faces on the best sets. We’re headed to a toasty 28C high along with NE seabreezes for this afternoon. Water temperature has cogged back to 19C.
Outlook you ask? Well, the ever reliable source of surf wisdom that is the Mighty Goat, rolled out a fresh forecast late yesterday afternoon. Check it out here.
And I have a date for your calendar beach lovers: 4 pm on Saturday 27 November. On that afternoon I plan to take a stroll along south Narrabeen for a look at the brutalist seawall that is our new coastline. I wonder if anyone else will have the same idea…
A high pressure system lies near New Zealand. A southerly change will move up southern waters today, and then weaken as it reaches the northern coast on Saturday. After this, northeasterly winds are likely to increase on Sunday as a low pressure system develops over the inland and then moves east to reach the Tasman Sea in the evening.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Winds turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 20 November
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then turning east to southeasterly in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 21 November
- East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 25 knots before turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- South to southeasterly around 1 metre, tending east to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.