A grey and dull start to Wednesday with only tiny NE wind swell lapping lightly along the shore at Dee Why. The MHL buoy is showing almost two metres at sea, but the 7 second average period tells the story. Wind was just faintly from the south at 0800, so surface conditions were still pretty smooth. There could well be a little mal-able option at places such as Manly, Curly or North Narra. But I’d set the expectometer pretty low.
Not much of a tidal swing today between the low at 0730 and the high at 1350. Should be cloudy and maybe even punctuated by the odd shower or thunderstorm.
This morning’s swell prediction models aren’t indicating much of anything for the near future. Maybe we’ll have a little south pulse Sat-Sun (let’s hope it’s not in the dark hours!), but overall it looks like another week for alternate activities.
Keep on smilin’ and go well!
A high pressure system near New Zealand is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. This high is expected to remain slow-moving through much of the week, as a broad trough of low pressure approaches from the west. The trough and an associated cold front are forecast to reach the coast towards the end of the week, with a weak southerly change extending up to central parts of the coast on Thursday before dissipating. Following this a second trough with a fresh to strong and cooler southerly change extends throughout the coast from Friday and into Saturday. In the wake of this second change a high pressure ridge is expected to build over New South Wales on Sunday and into the new week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Up to 2 metres.
Northeasterly about 2 metres tending easterly 1 metre late this evening.
The chance of thunderstorms, becoming more likely during the afternoon.
Thursday 8 November
Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
1.5 to 2 metres increasing up to 3 metres during the morning then decreasing below 2 metres around midday.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres tending northeasterly 2 metres from the morning.
The chance of thunderstorms, more likely during the afternoon.
Friday 9 November
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Northeasterly about 2 metres.