Published on 18-12-2010 06:57 PM
Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
Departed: 07:20 returned at 15:30.
Sea conditions: choppy to 1.5 m WNW.
Weather: cloudy, clearing in mid afternoon following the rain squalls associated with the passage of the front.
Temperature range: 18.8 to 25.4°C.
Barometric pressure: 1001HPa rising slowly.
Wind: WNW 10 kts, increasing to 17 kts by mid morning and gusting to 35 kts in the afternoon ahead of the south-westerly change.
Sea surface temperature: 19.3 to 20.6°C.
Primary chumming location: 34° 31'S : 151° 18'E.