As expected, the swell perked up a little overnight and this morning saw waist to chest plusses at NE exposures. Swell at sea was 1.3 metres at 8 seconds from the NE. Weather was overcast to start, but the forecast is for sunny and 22 later. Tide was low at 0710 and will be back to the modest 1.4 m high at 1440. Wind was NW 11-17 kts at 0930 and should pick up a touch more as the day warms up. The Bureau says the little swell pulse will begin backing off this afternoon, but it shouldn’t go flat and there might still be a little wave for the weekend warriors tomorrow morning.
Next week is looking like being southerly and a bit bigger…
Have a top old Friday everyone!
(above) Curl Curl
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge across northeastern New South Wales, while a complex low pressure system, with multiple centres, is continuing to track east across the Bight. This low will continue moving east over the next few days, with an associated trough and cold front bringing increased winds to much of the coast today. The system looks set to decay heading into the weekend, as the next high slowly becomes dominant.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the afternoon and evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Mostly sunny.
Saturday 6 August
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Sunday 7 August
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.