Little bumps about

Posted by: on January 20th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Not much happening down at Dee Why beach. The tide was high for the early risers and the metre and a bit of 7sec east wind swell was frothing lightly in. Sets would be struggling to get much above the waist high mark on the big ones. The small numbers in the water at Dee Why tell the tale I’d say. An unusual level of commitment is required.

The latest forecast is calling for a small Thursday but from tomorrow the trend is upward as we head toward a modest bump upward in energy levels for the weekend. If the prediction pans out, we’ll get a south east swell, ne wind combo that should potentially be fun at numerous spots in the Sydney region. Here’s hoping!

Apropos the very long range outlook, I’m still liking the look of the forecasts for mid next week. They continue to show a reasonably broad area of fetch around a low off to the NE of NZ. If anything develops, I’d expect it’ll be toward the end of next week before anything gets down our way. All highly speculative at this point of course, but fun to imagine the possibilities.

Go well with your day!

Tides: H @0915, L @1600

Weather Situation
A weak high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the New South Wales coast. The high will move rapidly to the southeast today, although the ridge to the north will be maintained. A cold front will pass to the south during Friday and Saturday, bringing a southerly change to southern parts of the coast before the next drifts across from the west.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly about 1 metre.

Forecast for Friday
Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Saturday
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing below 10 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.



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