Sticky: Waves about for the early

Posted by: on March 20th, 2012


Hello Friends,

More showers coming through this morning but skies are set to clear later and wind will pick up and come around to the NE to E. Swell this morning is mainly out of the east at about 8 seconds apart. It’s a couple metres out at sea and that’s translating into waist to chest high plus at Dee Why. I’d expect a bit better than that if you were at an east swell magnet.

Should be waves around all day and indeed for the next three days.

Have yourself a great Tuesday!

TIDES: H @0745, L @1410

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southwest Tasman Sea directs an east to southeast airflow over the central and northern NSW coast. The high will move slowly east over the next couple of days and extend a ridge to the central part of the coast. A low pressure trough will move through western and southern NSW on Wednesday with a strong southerly change for the south coast later in the day. The trough will reach the northeast on Thursday, weaken and become slow-moving. A strong cold front and west to southwest change is expected to affect the southeast on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Wednesday 21 March
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots around dawn then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Thursday 22 March
Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots at times, tending southerly during the morning then tending south to southeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending north to northeasterly up to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning then decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres tending southeasterly 2 metres during the evening.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

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