"Stay happy and you'll be perfectly fine" - Jack Norris

Beautiful morning but waves not so much

Hello Friends,

Great morning for a COVID-safe visit to the beach, but you should take your silly-tiny waves gear because Dee Why’s essentially flat. Other than that, things are great. Water’s 24C and wind’s out of the WNW at 4-7 kts as of 0900. It’ll rack around to the E-NE as it builds into the 15-20 kt range.

For the record, swell at sea was 1.1m at 10 seconds from 158° at 0900.

Wondering about the week ahead? Well jump back later for the latest from the Goat. I’m wondering if he’ll see anything interesting arising from the predicted low off SE Queensland.

As the Omicron variant arrives, one link I like to check is a cool data visualiser that’s driven by NSW health data. You enter your postcode and it shows you the number of cases reported in your area.

Get an N95 mask, buy some rapid antigen test kits online (safer and fwiw, everybody I know says they can’t find any at the shops).

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will continue to move slowly across the Bass Strait, reaching the Tasman Sea later today, where it will linger for the remainder of the week. As a result, southeast to northeasterly winds are expected along the New South Wales coast for the remainder of the week. A tropical Low is forecast to develop about the Coral Sea on Friday and Saturday, reaching the northern Tasman Sea on Sunday, where is may affect northern NSW coastal waters on Sunday or Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

East to northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Around 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Mostly sunny.

Friday 31 December

Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly below 1 metre.

Saturday 1 January

Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy.