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Old 04-10-2013, 19:14   #31
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I am still learning to sail,,

I want to know what other people would do in the same conditions, You learn by asking, Even the stupid questions need an answer,

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In that case, you should know something very important. That chart you showed was of wave heights and direction- not winds. Most of those waves are developed in the southern oceans long fetch.. That intense low will have wind strengths in a similar but not identical direction in some places But the wind and waves would be opposing in the bottom half of that image.. Low pressure air cycles clockwise in the southern hemisphere, but a part of that cycle is inwards too.

On the assumption there was a low that looked like that, have a look at the easterly end of the red section- directly under Adelaide. The wind there would be almost Northerly-abeam to the Swell. Thus creating its own localized sea state on top of the swell so to speak. This is why weather forecasters talk about Swell and Sea as two different things.

Move that whole thing 500m east and it would get worse in bass Straight as the Swell hit the shelf then meets the EAC creating the washing machine its known for.
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Old 04-10-2013, 19:18   #32
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Ozskipper, I assume it was a typo where you said the low would be anticlockwise (it's clockwise in Southern hemisphere). You had it right when you said "there will be yummy wind up the bum", although I would not describe it as "yummy".


Yep, it was a typo. ta... "Yummy wind up the bum" sounds like so much more fun than "arrrg we're all going to diiieeee"
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Hi there Ozskipper,
Yes it was, hail and all things elemental crashed down here for a while.
Kids loved it, seems all kids love hail.
I went to sleep as work on the car stopped dead.
All hot and blue sky today though, goi8ng to be a hot summer I think.
Anyway if you're going to get caught up Budgewoi is a pretty nice place to linger.
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Yes the whole coast is t a great spot to linger lol, Magical day today.
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Consult your weather reports and your maps. There are a number of safe places along that coastline to shelter if you actually plan ahead. Agree with Wanderlust.
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Consult your weather reports and your maps. There are a number of safe places along that coastline to shelter if you actually plan ahead. Agree with Wanderlust.
I don't think anyone could disagree with Wanderlust or yourself in reality.
However Mr B in his original post posed a hypothetical question for his own edification, that is what was addressed and answered.
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