Well, it has been another reasonable week of weather, with mild temperatures, light to moderate winds and even a few showers of rain about earlier in the week as well.
Now, as we look ahead to today and across the weekend, we can expect more of the same in terms of winds, with light to moderate E/NE and E/SE winds for the entirety, with the general trend being that these winds will be lighter through the morning and then more moderate through the afternoon.
Today’s winds will be from the E to E/NE at around 10+ knots before they increase to 15+ knots by late afternoon.
Tomorrow will then bring E to E/SE winds at 10 to 15 knots, but it will also increase to 15 knots by late afternoon as well.
Sunday will then bring E to E/NE winds at 10 to 15 knots.
Temperatures will remain mild, with mostly sunny skies and just the very slight chance of a shower.
Swimming conditions have again been quite mixed this week with the light to moderate onshore winds whipping up wobbly and choppy conditions across most beaches along with plenty of wobbly waves as well.
Looking ahead to today and across the weekend, we can expect more of the same in terms of the ocean conditions, with more wobbly and sloppy conditions expected – although the mornings should be slightly calmer and better for swimmers before conditions get choppier through the afternoons.
High tides are due in the early mornings and early evenings over the coming days, so with this in mind as well as the lighter winds, the best time for swimmers will be from early to mid-morning.
All beaches will be quite similar too in terms of conditions, so head to your favourite beach.
Please check with the surf lifesavers or 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!
Today: 9 am to 5 pm at Kelly’s Beach and Agnes Water only
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm at Kelly’s Beach, Nielson Park Beach, Oaks Beach and Agnes Water, 1 pm to 5 pm Elliott Heads and Moore Park Beach
Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm at Elliott Heads, Kelly’s Beach, Nielson Park Beach, Oaks Beach, Moore Park Beach and Agnes Water
This past week has thrown up plenty of fun-sized waves for the board-riders but the wave quality has been quite poor due to the onshore winds and messy, sloppy ocean conditions.
These conditions will persist through today and into the weekend as well with a similar wind forecast expected.
In summary, there should more fun-sized waves over the coming days but the wave quality will be a bit wobbly and sloppy due to the onshore winds.
Early to mid-morning may be the pick at locations such as Nielson Park Beach, Moore Park, Mon Repos and even Kelly’s Beach, whilst Agnes Water should start to get better by mid-morning.
For the SUP and ocean ski paddlers, the ocean is once again going to be quite wobbly and sloppy over the coming days thanks to the onshore and variable winds, but if you hit the beaches in the very early mornings, you will get gentler conditions.
For a downwinder but, you will probably have to wait until mid to late afternoon when the wind kicks up a bit.