WEATHER UPDATE: WILD WEATHER CALMING
June 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm
The storm that ripped through the Central Coast and the Hunter last night packed wind gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour at Norah Head with Nobbys peaking at 94 kilometres per hour. The system then moved onto the mid north coast.
The rain belt made it to Port Macquarie but didn’t really go any further, it disintegrated and went out to sea.
The southerly winds have been tracking up the coast, along with the swell which is monstrous this afternoon.
The system is still travelling incredibly fast, it has almost hit the northern islands of New Zealand already and is still generating masses of swell.
The high has stalled, it is slow moving and still generating a southerly influence. South west to south easterly winds are going to continue up the coast and that’s the theme for the rest of the week and across the weekend.
Those winds will come around a little bit, we’ll see them come around to the south east on the weekend and we’ll see more showers continue.
Unfortunately there are no perfect winter days on the horizon just yet for the coast.
Swell is reaching 4 metres, backing away to about 3 to 3.5 metres right along the coastal fringe by tomorrow night.
We still have some king tides to get through which are coming up tonight. It’ll be a big tide, over 2 metres for much of the New South Wales coast so there will be more coastal erosion.
But things overall are settling down.
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Surfers take advantage of swell
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