Nice morning, but lookin’ very small

Posted by: on January 18th, 2010


Hello Friends,

As expected, not much going on this morning at Dee Why. But the good news is that we should see a south pulse and SW wind by tomorrow morning. The wind’s set to go pretty hard by this afternoon and to blow overnight, but we should have a couple metres of south swell filling in at the same time.

With any luck the energy won’t drop away too quickly and we’ll have waves all day tomorrow with maybe a scrap left over for Wednesday at the south swell magnets.

This could be the best swell we’ve had in a couple months – if it happens as the models anticipate.

By Wednesday evening it could be back to very small. But, the patterns seem to be shifting a bit. The Bureau is watching for a possible cyclone to develop in the Gulf and some of the models are showing it sitting off far north Queensland by the weekend. That’s all a long, long way from surfable cyclone swell in Sydney, but hey, it gives us something to watch.

Go well with your day

SMS donation numbers for Haiti in this article on SMH.com.au

H @1050, L @1730
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Monday until midnight: Wind: S/SW 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the morning and to 20/30 knots in the afternoon, chiefly offshore. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres rising to 2 to 3 metres in the afternoon. Swell: S/SE 1.5 to 2 metres increasing.
Tuesday: Wind: SW 15/20 knots reaching 20/30 knots at first easing to 10/15 knots in the afternoon with local inshore seabreezes.Sea: 2 to 3 metres abating to 1 to 1.5 metres in the afternoon. Swell: S’ly 2 to 3 metres decreasing.

Wednesday: Wind: W’ly 10/20 knots and afternoon inshore seabreezes.

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