Light WSW breezes to kick off Tuesday along the beaches of Sydney. Swell is same-old, same-old – ie, it’s out of the east, averaging around 1.5 metres at sea and packing a less than impressive 8 second period. This was delivering knee to waist high little weak things along the beach and out at the point in Dee Why for the early risers.
The Bureau tells us that we can expect the wind to come around to the south before long and by the time we get to lunch, it could be in the 25-30 kt range. Anybody for a south corner? Would you like extra lumpiness with your puniness? Oh, and there’s a 70% chance of raindrops falling on your head too.
Tidal range is small today, with only around half a metre of variation between the low at 0755 and the high at 1340.
This morning’s run of the swell models pretty much restates the predictions of the last few days – ie some longer period south stuff tomorrow (but with lots of southerly wind), then messiness and much of what we’ve had for Thursday, before a possible improvement at the weekend with the arrival of some NE energy and some weakening of the onshores.
Here’s hoping eh?
Go well with your day!
A high pressure system near New Zealand is weakening as a trough moves across western and southern New South Wales. This trough, and an associated cold front and southerly change on the southern coast, will continue to the central coast during Tuesday before slowing. A trough is then likely to remain near the northern coast through the next few days, as another high moves from the Bight to the Tasman sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending southerly 20 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots around midday.
Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 1 February
Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
2 to 3 metres decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly 1.5 metres tending southeasterly 2 metres during the evening.
Thursday 2 February
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southeasterly about 2 metres.