OUTLOOK FOR RETURN
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.
strong assisting current near the coast around Smoky Cape and Cape Byron; strong adverse current out near the shelf elsewhere.
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