Early risers scored some weakish waist-plus wave faces at the better exposures this morning. Swell at sea was a metre at 8 seconds from the NE and wind before 0800 was coming lightly from the north under hazy grey skies. The Bureau tells us that the wind will pick up into the 15-25kt range and swing to the SW later this morning. First tide of the day was a moderate 1.4m high at 0715. It’ll be back to low at 1300. Beachwatch is reporting mostly clean conditions along the Northern Beaches with a temperature of 18.
From the look of the swell models this morning, we’re in for similar conditions again tomorrow and then a week of more or less the same, give or take a little – as the Goat might say.
Have a great Saturday everyone!
Northeasterly flow today ahead of a low pressure trough extending over southern coastal waters. During Saturday winds will turn southerly as this trough moves east across coastal waters and a ridge of high pressure develops to the west.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 25 September
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming east to southeasterly in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres by early evening.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Monday 26 September
- Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
- Partly cloudy.