As the picture shows, it was not a great day for a surf at Curly or anywhere else. The wind’s been blowing ESE 10-15 kts since 0400 and it is knocking the stuffing out of the 6-sec period, 2 metre wind bump. Interestingly, despite the rainy weather, Beachwatch reports can water along all the beaches. It’s 19C in according to them.
Yet another day to find something else to do.
Some of the models are showing light winds and a bit of weak waist high E-NE wind swell for tomorrow and Thursday morning – and they’re all showing a 3m or so south pulse on Saturday (with S wind unfortunately).
Go well with your day!
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will continue to move slowly east in coming days, to be located near New Zealand by Friday. A trough of low pressure moving into the west of the state during Wednesday, combined with the high, will lead to northerly winds strengthening along the east coast. A southerly change will move north along the coast on Friday as the trough moves off the east coast and a new high becomes established in the Bight.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Wednesday 24 November
- Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly before dawn then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly around 1 metre by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore.
Thursday 25 November
- North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.