7-day Forecast. Starting Friday 30/11/2018

A big thanks to Islandmums Family Club for sponsoring my forecasts
http://islandmums.com/membership
And of course thank you to Nathan Miller for this latest beautiful photo.

FRIDAY

WEATHER
Sunshine and heavy showers (perhaps even with thunder) during the morning. Mostly dry from lunchtime through the rest of the day, until the next band of persistent heavy rain arrives late in the night.
Winds will be W’ly force 4-5, so the east coast will be the most comfortable area by a long shot.
Temperatures taking a bit of a dip, to about 11-12C.

SURF AND TIDES
Surf still big but much messier and less attractive than the previous days. Really top notch windsurfing conditions though. Enjoy!
High water will be 7.8m in the late morning, times of low water will be before dawn and after dusk.

SATURDAY

WEATHER
Winds will veer from SSW’ly to WSW’ly, as a band of heavy rain moves through in the morning. The afternoon then looks rather grey and murky, but mostly dry, until the next band of heavy rain arrives in the evening.
To make the most of the dry time, either head to the Pleinmont area on the west coast, or to the Fermain area on the east.

SURF AND TIDES
Surfers should seize the moment mid-morning, before that wind changes. Vazon should be about 4-6 feet and clean during that time. High water will be 7.7m at lunchtime.

SUNDAY

WEATHER
Mild and mostly dry, only slightly blighted the risk of mist or patchy hill fog, and the force 6 WSW’ly winds. The east coast will certainly be the most comfortable area.

SURF AND TIDES
The surf will be rather choppy and uninviting, except perhaps at Portinfer. However, the windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions will be first class.
Low water will be 3.2m at 830am. High water 7.8m at 2:30pm..

MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Staying very mild, with the same old WSW’ly winds on Monday, bringing occasional rain and drizzle, perhaps with a few bright intervals thrown in too. Tuesday however, will probably be dry, with a change of wind to a SE’ly (which should be grrrrreat for surfing!). This wind will be gentle at first but quite strong by the end of the day, as a new low pressure system moves over us, bringing increasingly heavy rain overnight

THE REST OF NEXT WEEK

Tuesday nights rain should only linger slightly into Wednesday, before a ridge of high pressure gives us fine conditions through until Thursday evening. After that, it looks like strong W’ly winds and scattered showers through until the weekend.

The next forecast update will be on Tuesday morning.