We had planned to leave this morning for New Caledonia but yesterday the weather forecast turned a bit ugly and we decided to stay in port. We had returned our rental car, bought our rotisserie chickens, and booked a time with Australia Customs. Now we are left with a lot of pre-cooked chicken. What has seems like a small blemish on the weather chart quickly blew up into a low pressure cell now predicted to generate wind up to 40 knots and 9 – 13 foot waves. We will wait a few days for this small system and a larger low pressure system behind it to pass off to the east. Things should settle down by Friday or more likely Saturday.
Below are some more signs from Australia: