SAT 31 8am
Forecast for the the Pittwater to Southport race; it will be updated tomorrow, SUN 01, in the morning and then on the morning of the race start on TUE 02 by 7am
SAT 31 A weak S-SE change this morning and a few thunderstorms, mostly inland, this afternoon and evening.
SUN 01 Softer SW-SE in the morning with showers on coast and also inland. Wind will shift back to the NE-N tomorrow afternoon.Sat
A strong S change of 20-30 kts expected to run up the NSW coast early morning.
Wind S-SE/20-25 on the coast that afternoon with S-SSE/25-30 offshore.
The front will be most active with showers and local thunderstorms during the later afternoon and night when on the north coast of NSW.
The S change will reach the far north coast of NSW early morning with S-SE/20-30.
That band of frequent showers and thunderstorms will move north of Southport during the day
Behind the front, the wind will be SW-S/15-25 on MON night and S-SE/15-25 during TUE afternoon and also TUE night.
A few showers will persist with the SW-SE winds behind the front.
Wind will be SE/15-20 on the NSW north coast and locally SE/20-25 on the far north coast of NSW and SE QLD shifting more ESE-E that night.
An active tropical/monsoon trough and possible low pressure may move south to be located not far north of Fraser Island – that will assist in keeping the SE-E wind at 20 kts.
SE-E/15-20 onto the far north coast of NSW and SE QLD coast.
MON 02 PITTWATER to MID NORTH COAST
SITUATION: S front to pass Sydney by daybreak and be north of Coffs later that night.
WIND S/20-25 then SE/15-25
WEATHER a band of rain with possible heavier showers – more likely inland and offshore than along the coast. Shower or 2 behind the front.
WAVES 2m waves on a S swell increasing to 1m then 2m
CURRENT strong adverse current offshore from Sydney and again north of Crowdy Head – with strong adverse current flooding to near the coast at Smoky Cape.
TUE 03 LOWER MID NORTH COAST to SE QLD:
SITUATION: S front on the far north coast of NSW early morning clearing the Brisbane area that morning.
WIND SW-S/10-20 in ver close. S-SE/10-20 south of Smoky Cape and S-SE/20-30 north of Smoky Cape then SE/15-20 at night.
WEATHER fairly cloudy with a shower or 2
WAVES 1-2m waves in close to the coast, 2-2.5m S-SSE swell
CURRENT strong adverse current near the coast around Smoky Cape and Cape Byron and running on and offshore from the shelf.
WED 04 FAR NORTH COAST to SE QLD
SITUATION SE flow onto northern half of NSW coast – strongest onto the far north coast.
WIND fairly cloudy, shower or 2, SE/15-20, 2m sea/swell
WEATHER mostly cloudy with a few showers – showers more frequent on the far north coast of NSW.
WAVES 1-2m waves and 2m SE swell
CURRENT strong adverse current – closest to the coast near Smoky Cape and also Cape Byron.
THU 05 SE QLD
SITUATION SE-E flow onto the SE QLD coast between high pressure over the south Tasman Sea and an active monsoon trough/low on the coast north of Fraser Island.
WEATHER mostly cloudy with a shower or 2
WAVES 1-2m waves and 1-2m SE-E swell
CURRENT strong adverse current near Byron and running on and near the shelf.