Get the steamer out — winter is really kicking in this weekend.

The predicted offshore has kicked in, and the forecast for tomorrow is more of the same.

The only doubt for the weekend is the swell.

After a couple of days of northerlies, it’s barely two feet today.

Predictions are for an increase over the weekend, with a strong high pressure system off the southern coastline.

Whether it arrives in time for the weekend remains to be seen … let’s hope so!

Marine weather:

  • Friday: NW 10/15 knots freshening to 20/25 knots ahead of SW change 20/30 knots, chiefly offshore, in the evening. Sea: rising to 2/3 metres. Swell: E/NE 1 metre.
  • Saturday: S/SW 20/30 knots increasing to 25/35 knots during the afternoon, chiefly offshore. Sea: 2.5/3.5 metres. Swell: E 1 metre, tending S and increasing to 2 metres.
  • Outlook Sunday: S 25/35 knots.
  • Outlook Monday: S 25/35 knots easing slowly.