Weekend Forecast 24th – 27th January, 2020
You snooze, you lose is the rule to follow over the long-weekend. A ridge and developing low pressure trough supports a continuation pattern of southerly quarter winds; characterised by early lighter SE land-breezes that will open up clean conditions, before surface quality deteriorates in line with the inevitable shift to the south and southwest at strength during the afternoons. The next three days sees a pretty consistent run of SW swell, fluctuating around the 3 to 5ft mark across exposed coasts, before it finally starts to wane on Monday.
Slowly easing SW swell. Southwest: settling 3 to 5ft surf across exposed breaks early, fading in the afternoon. Perth: 1 to 2ft and organising. WIND: SE to ESE 5 to 15 knots early, fading during the morning before turning South to SSW up to 15 to 20 knots in afternoon.
Reinforcing SW groundswell fills in. South West: Ranging from 3 to 5ft across exposed coasts, grading smaller inside bays and points. Perth: 1ft+ exposed beaches. WIND: SE, tending SSE 5 to 15 knots early, then S to SSW and freshening to 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
SW groundswell slowly fades with south winds. South West: Ranging from 3 to 4ft+ on the open areas, tending smaller in bays and points. Perth: wrapping 1ft on open areas. WIND: ESE to SE early 10 to 15 knots, shifting South to SW 15 to 25 knots in the arvo.
Mix of decreased SW and SSW swells under developing onshore winds. South West: 2 to 3ft+ across exposed breaks, easing throughout the afternoon. Perth: settled smaller 0.5ft to near-flat. WIND: Early SE to SSE 5 to 15 knots, tending SSW to SW up to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.