Well, it has been another week of mild and even warm weather across the local region, with those northerly winds being predominant for almost the entire week apart from a very brief and weak southerly wind change on Wednesday morning.
Looking ahead, we can once again expect extremely varied weather and wind conditions, with another chilly blast expected overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.
Saturday will bring W/SW to S/SW winds at 15 to 20 knots through the morning before it eases back to around 15 knots through the afternoon.
Sunday will then bring single figure minimum temperatures in the early morning, along with S/SW winds at around 10+ knots that will then swing more from the E/SE through the afternoon.
The swimming conditions have been okay during this past week, but beaches such as Elliott Heads and Kelly’s Beach have been the best picks as you would expect with northerly winds.
A W/SW wind change expected this weekend to ensure the ocean becomes mostly calm and gentle for the weekend – although there may just be a few residual northerly swell lines rolling through Saturday morning.
All beaches will then be okay across the weekend, with the best time to have a swim being during the morning and up until about midday.
Please check with the lifeguard on duty, read any safety signage or messages, and most importantly please swim only at patrolled beaches, only between the red and yellow flags, and only during patrol times – remember, if we can’t see you, we can’t save you!
Beach Patrols: Saturday and Sunday – 9 am to 5 pm at Kelly's beach and Agnes Water only.
It has been a very quiet week across the local beaches with regards to waves, with pretty much nothing happening at all to entice the board-riders out into the water.
Early this morning could well be the time to hopefully find plenty of clean, fun, small waves provided by that residual northerly swell whipped up by the strong winds yesterday before the waves disappear this afternoon and into Sunday.