The morning forecast calls for a 40% chance of showers, but when I grabbed a snap of Dee Why, the skies were more sunny than cloudy. But, better than that, the two metre south swell’s power setting improved to around 9 seconds overnight. The wind is set to remain light and the skies are supposed to clear too. All up, it’s looking like a day to get in the water at your favourite south swell spot. The models are showing the swell gradually fading toward dark, so the earlier you get into it, the better.
Day willing, I should be back later with an afternoon update.
Go well with your day!
TIDES: H @0750, L @1400
A trough will linger inland on Friday as a weak ridge builds up in Tasman Sea and along the coast. A cold front approaching from the southwest is expected to reach the far southeast late Friday and to extend through the remainder of New South Wales on Saturday. A high pressure system is then expected to move to the Southern Ocean west of Tasmania where it will remain for several days. This pattern will bring a south to southwesterly airstream to the coast on the weekend, before tending more southeasterly early next week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds: Southerly 5 to 10 knots becoming light during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly up to 10 knots by early evening. Winds tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres.
Forecast for Saturday
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots ahead of a southerly change 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending southerly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres. The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning.
Forecast for Sunday
Winds: Southwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending northeast to northwesterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon then tending north to northwesterly up to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 1.5 metres.