Weather Report - 5 January

 

OUTLOOK FOR RETURN
 
SITUATION
No change in situation.
High pressure close to Tasmania and trough/low pressure system off the central QLD coast – between these 2 weather systems there is an onshore SE flow for the northern half of the NSW coast and stronger SE flow onto the SE-E QLD coast. This pattern will change only slowly the next few days; over the weekend, the high pressure will move to the central Tasman Sea and the ridge from that high pressure will move north along the NSW coast and slowly the SE wind regime will shift to the E-NE. By Monday 9th, that ridge will be close to the far north coast of NSW and SE QLD with NE wind. The next major S change to run up the NSW coast is presently timed to occur on WED 11th.
 
CURRENT 
strong assisting current near the coast around Smoky Cape and Cape Byron; strong adverse current out near the shelf elsewhere.
 
FORECAST
THU 05  SE/12-16 to Smoky Cape; E-NE/12-16 south of there – scattered showers
FRI 06  SE-ESE/12-16 north of Smoky Cape; E-NE/10-15 south of there – scattered showers
SAT 07  SE-ESE/14-18 north of Smoky; E-NE/10-15 south of DC and NE/14-18 south of Seal Rocks – few showers north coast
SUN 08  SE/10-15 north of Byron; NE/10-15 south of Byron and NE/20-25 south of Smoky Cape - dry
MON 09  E-NE/10-15 north Byron; NE/14-18 Byron to Smoky; NE/20-25 Smoky to Pittwater
TUE 10  variable then NE/10-15 north Byron; NE/20-25 most of remainder of NSW coast - dry
WED 11  NW-NE/20-25 much of the NSW coast; S/20-25 reaching Sydney afternoon and Seal Rocks at night

 

 

Pittwater to Southport

 

The Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race will be starting on Sydney's Pittwater,  1 hour drive north from Sydney's CBD on January 2, 2017.

The race offers competitors a strategic challenge as they race between the surfline and the current, past unsurpassed scenic coastlines, prior to arriving in one of Queensland's most popular coastal cities.

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The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
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Southport Yacht Club
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