Another day of microness for Sydney…well for the east coast of Oz really. At Dee Why there’s maybe a knee high set to be had if you’re lucky. Wind’ll be out of the N to NE to begin with, but then the Bureau tells us that it’ll switch around to the south and pick up the pace. Before that south change develops this evening, it’s going to warm up quite a bit with an expected high of 34 on the cards.
The Bureau and the swell forecast models are pointing toward a solid south pulse developing overnight. So Friday and Saturday should see some reasonable size – but with lots of south wind sadly.
Maybe there’ll be a reasonable one tucked into a south corner…
Stay cool and go well with your Thursday.
A weakening high pressure system is centred over the northern Tasman Sea, while a trough and associated cold front move over western New South Wales. This front will bring a vigorous southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast today, extending to northern waters early Friday. In the wake of this change, the next high will extend a ridge towards New South Wales from the west, which will remain the dominant feature through the weekend. Another trough is forecast to affect the state next week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots ahead of a southerly change 20 to 30 knots in the early evening.
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the evening.
Northeasterly 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms during the late afternoon or evening.
Friday 2 November
Southerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
2 metres increasing to 3 metres in the early morning then decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southeasterly 0.5 metres tending southerly 1.5 metres from the morning.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 3 November
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to east to southeasterly about 10 knots during the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Up to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.