Not much going on at Dee Why this morning. But a few bods were bobbing about in the knee high dribblers, enjoying the light offshores and sunny skies. The MHL buoy shows about half a metre from the east. Period’s bumped up ever so slightly to about 8 seconds. Low tide was around 0550 and the high will be along at 1220 for Sydney.
The Bureau’s latest forecast is for the wind to get around to the NE soon and then to ramp up this afternoon into the 20-25kt range. So, there could be something at the open northern corners for those who don’t mind a bit of chop and sideshore.
Still keeping an eye on the long range charts and in particular the big and intense system that looks like turning up in our swell window by late next week. At this stage it’s looking like pretty much missing the east coast, but the system is pretty big, so maybe it’ll get up into the Tasman and sling us something of interest for next weekend…
Go well with your day!
A high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to southeast Queensland. A low pressure trough over South Australia will move into western New South Wales today, where it will remain through the weekend. Coastal winds will increase during this period as a marked pressure difference develops between the two systems.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots inshore at first, otherwise north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon then increasing to 25 to 30 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly under 1 metre.
Forecast for Saturday
Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres during the morning then increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Forecast for Sunday
Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening. Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms during the evening.