Weekend Forecast 19th – 21st July, 2019
Queensland and Far Northern NSW
This week’s long enduring run of south-swell continues, with yet another pulse inbound across the region on Friday and Saturday. That means anywhere south of Byron will continue to fare a little better with respect to size and power – particularly as the bulk of this pulse fills in on Friday, before slowly dropping off again over the course of the weekend. Given the extended flat spell looming across the entire Eastern Seaboard early to mid next week, it’s probably worth milking this last pulse for all its worth.
Southerly swell rebuilds in the afternoon. Far northern NSW: south Up to 3 to 5ft facing breaks, otherwise wrapping at more like 2 to 4ft elsewhere with size depending on exposure. Southern QLD Wrapping at an inconsistent 2 to 3ft into exposed beaches and 1 to 2ft along open beaches and tiny to near-flat along the points and into bays. WIND: WSW, Westerly 5 to 10 knots, tending to light afternoon sea-breezes. Shifting South around 10 to 15 knots from Byron south in the afternoon.
Southerly swell fades. Far northern NSW: Ranging from 2 to 4ft across south facing breaks early, inconsistent in the upper range and easing in the afternoon. Southern QLD: around 1 to 2ft along exposed open breaks, grading to tiny levels inside the points and bays. WIND: Early light WSW to SW, tending to light ESE to NE sea-breezes in the afternoon.
Leftover Southerly swell gradually dwindles. Northern NSW: Slow sets ranging from 2 to 3ft along south facing breaks, grading smaller 1 to 2ft elsewhere. Southern QLD: wrapping at a 1 to 2ft at best along exposed beaches and near-flat along the points and into bays. WIND: Early light WSW to WNW 5 to 10 knots, tending light NW during the day, then northerly up to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.