Once again you’d have to say of Dee Why that it would better to look elsewhere. It can be okay, even good, with the right east swell, but not always, or even often. The MHL buoy off Sydney is showing a couple metres of 9 second near east swell, but Dee Why is looking fat, inconsistent and mostly small under Thursday morning’s dull grey skies.
Winds were light early and expected to swing around to offshore later. That probably won’t help the weakening east swell, but on the other hand, it could mean that there are still some clean if inconsistent little set waves at exposed spots.
The forecast models have been gyrating around this week and the latest run of the interpretations sees them going cold again on our prospects for next week. There might be a little something late Friday-early Saturday if a south pulse develops in the way the models forecast. The Bureau says we should have light SW winds for the early too, so here’s hoping we get something…
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TIDES: H @ 0910 L @1530
A vigorous cold front which entered western New South Wales late Wednesday will cross the coast today before moving across the Tasman Sea. A weaker front is expected to cross the coast on Saturday, before a low pressure system deepens over the western Tasman Sea during the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Northerly 25 to 35 knots tending westerly 25 to 30 knots around midday.
- Up to 4 metres.
- Southerly 2 metres tending easterly later.
- Possible thunderstorms this morning.
Friday 30 September
- Westerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 20 to 30 knots around dawn then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots around midday.
- Up to 4 metres decreasing to 3 metres around dawn then decreasing to 2 metres during the morning.
- Northeasterly about 1.5 metres tending southerly 1 metre in the afternoon and evening.
- Isolated thunderstorms offshore during the evening.
Saturday 1 October
West to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times, tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon. Winds tending south to southeasterly up to 15 knots during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 metre.