Look below at the position of the Jet Stream in the images below - it's the purple bit, and it's the stage upon which wild weather haunts the corridors. Right now it's over the UK and rain is upon us. During the last few summers - this has been the theme - westerly winds - lows - deluges - wind, and generally pretty crap, depressing weather and last summer in particular, chronic waves.
Looks like its going to stay there for a few weeks too.
Here's the chart for the weekend.
Meanwhile, this low below will bring plenty wave to the north shore on Friday.
And look - mmm - the wind is looking sexy first thing Friday- ie not a scrap of it.