Another beautiful autumn morning in Sydney but the swell has just about disappeared. As of 0800 swell at sea was a metre at 12 seconds from the SSE, so there should still be the odd surf option at magnets but don’t expect much.
As for the outlook, well, I’m expecting that later today the Mighty Goat will offer a few thoughts on the surf week ahead, so check back later for your dose of wave rider wisdom.
Have a good one!
A strong cold front is forecast to cross the state today and Friday, with strengthening northwest winds ahead of its passage. A deep low pressure system may form off the southern or central coastal waters on Friday morning as the front reaches offshore, and this may bring vigorous south to southwesterly winds and hazardous surf conditions with large and powerful waves across the coast through Friday and Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Friday 26 May
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Saturday 27 May
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.