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Weak Northward Currents Forecast for Rottnest Swim

Madeleine Cahill

20 February, 2019

Conditions are looking good for the swim this year. A weak (<0.5knot) northward current in the second half of the race that turns northwestward around midday may even provide a gentle push in the middle...

The 2019 Rottnest Swim could be a cold one

Madeleine Cahill

15 February, 2019

The Rottnest swim optimiser is up and running again this year in preparation for race day, Saturday February 23. Hourly ocean current forecasts, courtesy of the Oceans Institute of UWA, are shown for...

Bluebottles, Upwelling and Tasman Sea Warming – that Blocking High is Back.

Madeleine Cahill

11 January, 2019

Masses of bluebottles have been turning up on southern Queensland beaches over the last week with thousands of people being stung. Further south, upwelled water has been cooling beach temperatures along...