There were still a few very occasional SSE chest plus sets in the mix this morning but for the most part the energy was coming from the ENE in the form of a soft, 8-9 second 1+ metre wind swell. Wind was light and WNW at 0630 and it should stay out of the westerly quarters all day. The 1.45m high tide at 0645 was making it pretty fat and full too. So, it might be an idea to take along your weak wave surf tool this morning. That and a fair degree of patience. There were still a few clear breaks before 0700, however we’re looking at an 80% chance of 2-5mm of rainfall later.
Outlook is for the waves to continue at more or less the current intensity through Monday (according to the more hopeful models).
Go well with your Saturday one and all!
A high pressure system near New Zealand will linger in the vicinity today, while a weak trough moves over the state. These systems are directing westerly winds along the coast ahead of the trough with a south to southwesterly change moving up the coast today. Winds will strengthen and tend westerly again in the new week with the passage of a strong front.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and increasing 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Easterly 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 29 May
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning and afternoon.
Monday 30 May
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Becoming cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.