Not much going on at the beach this morning, but if you had a mal or equivalent, there were catchable little things coming along every once in awhile at Dee Why. Swell is coming from the SSE at about 8 seconds apart. Average height at sea is 1.4 metres as of 0500, but there are some 2.4 metre bumps out there too, so you might see the odd chest high bomb at focusing spots.
There were a number of folk in the water at Dee Why as the morning kicked off, but it wasn’t exactly busy. The high overcast was dulling the colour, but there was almost no wind inshore, so they were catching glassy ones.
The NE’r is due to kick in by this afternoon, so north corners that like a bit of this swell direction will be the go.
Tide is low at 0805 and will be high at 1410.
Have yourself a fine Friday!
A high pressure system off the NSW coast is moving slowly to the east. Northeasterly winds will strengthen along much of the NSW during Saturday as a low pressure trough approaches from the west, the trough is expected to bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast Sunday then stall in the northeast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Variable to 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Below 1.5 metres.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Saturday 8 December
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 9 December
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly 1 metre tending northeasterly about 1.5 metres from midday.
The chance of thunderstorms from the morning.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters
This forecast is also available via scheduled broadcasts on marine radio.
Northern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
Central Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
Southern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Friday.