Probably the less said about this morning at Dee Why, the better. Only a weak little metre of south windswell getting knocked about by an unfriendly and steady SSE wind of 15-2kts is getting into the place. Throw in a high tide at around 1120 and gloomy skies and you’re looking at another day t test a surfer’s resolve. It looks likely that the surf conditions will continue in this direction through the day.
Outlook for the next few days is still about where it was yesterday, ie marginal. The dominant swell direction is set to move more to the east today and then to pretty much stay that way over the coming week. Average periods are expected to bounce around in the 7-8 second range with wave heights at best exposed spots bumping about in the metre range give or take a bit.
At this stage it looks as though we might get some fun morning waves (waist to chest plus) early next week. The overall pattern showing in the long range forecasts is for a generally east windswell regime across next week in Sydney. Here’s hoping…
Go well with your day!
A trough and associated weak southerly change lies on the Mid North Coast and will move further north today. A high near Tasmania will move into the Southern Tasman Sea today and extend a ridge northwards along the NSW coast. By Friday winds will turn north to northeasterly along the coast, strengthening in the south later.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly up to 10 knots later in the evening. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 metre.
Forecast for Friday
Winds: Northeasterly and light increasing to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots around midday then increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 1 metre.
Forecast for Saturday
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1 metre
-Commonwealth of Australia 2010, Bureau of Meteorology