E’ly pattern and trough/low in Coral Sea brings surf this week and weekend
Central QLD Forecaster Notes by Steve Shearer (issued on Mon 27th June)
This weekend and next week (June27-July8)
Central QLD: E’ly pattern and trough/low in Coral Sea brings surf this week and weekend
There’s a solid high in the Bight which has produced a useful trade flow in the Coral Sea, generating surf in the 2ft range for CQ through today. That size continues through tomorrow, with SE winds become re-established as a new ridge builds in the wake of a front.
SE winds don’t extend too far out into the Coral Sea this week but they will maintain surf in the 1-2ft range through until Friday.
Over the weekend another monster high moves well south of the Bight and a series of troughs in the Coral Sea are likely to form either one or multiple surface lows in the basin.
E’ly infeeds into the surface lows over the weekend in the Coral Sea are likely to see surf increase possibly later Sat, but by Sunday we should see surf in the 2-3ft range develop.
Into next week and surf will depend on the the movement of low pressure in the Coral Sea. We’re likely to see surf through Mon and Tues in the 2ft range, easing back to 1ft on Wed.
Check back later in the week and we’ll update the f/cast.