The chief factor will be wind and there’ll be plenty of it from the SE, as a dominant high moving across Tasmania builds a very firm ridge along the sub-tropical and tropical coasts of NSW and QLD.
Further out in the South Pacific, well to the NE of the North Island, the remnants of the long trough line through the eastern swell window, have deepened, with a broad fetch of E/NE to E winds now activated
There's no letup in the surf outlook for our region.
The developing trough in the northern Tasman Sea is reaching maturity as we speak.
Lots on the menu for this weekend. Southerly swells will provide slightly waves in Northern NSW, but we have a better east swell on tap anyway.
We’ve got another strong pulse expected to fill in tomorrow.
Very simple f/cast for our region this weekend so let’s not overthink it. Waves, waves and more waves on the Points with SE winds across the region.
TC Fili is expected to become slow moving as it becomes cradled by the peanut high, with a persistent fetch of E’ly winds supplying an extended run of swell from that direction
A depression just to the North-West of New Caledonia now has a high chance of forming a tropical cyclone (Fili) with this system expected to supply some pulses of swell from the NE to E quadrant as it tracks into the Coral Sea. A large cradling fetch of E to SE winds is also aimed at sub-tropical areas and should produce plenty of swell for the region this week.
The trough off the NSW Coast is expected to deepen and in conjunction with the large high moving at Tasmanian latitudes, create a large SE to E’ly fetch aimed at NENSW and SEQLD.