All’s quiet in Sydney this morning with barely a metre of ESE wind swell lapping listlessly along our beaches. Wind was offshore early at Dee Why, but no one was in the water that I could see. Waves might have been waist high on the very biggest ones, but the line is indistinct, so I’m not sure you could even longboard it.
The swell modelling this morning continues to show a substantial east pulse filling in from late Thursday – but with relentless SE wind and showers. The only bright spot is the apparent possibility of a briefly favourable period of sideshores late on Saturday afternoon, before coming back around to the south on Sunday morning.
The onshore regime looks like it may last into the middle of next week at least. But, on the bright side, there should be a reasonable amount of swell activity right through the period – and beyond. Plus, this morning’s offshore water temp reading showed it’s currently 24.
Have yourself a fun Tuesday!
Tides: L @1050, H @1635
A strong high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the New South Wales coast, and is bringing east to northeasterly winds. A weak trough will bring a southerly change to the southern coast later today before dissipating over central parts. Meanwhile, a low is developing within a another trough, off the Queensland coast, and is forecast to move slowly southwards during the following few days. This low is expected to generate vigorous winds and large seas in the north from today onwards.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Up to 1.5 metres.
Easterly 1 metre.
Wednesday 20 February
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly in the morning.
Below 1 metre.
Northeasterly about 1.5 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms from midday.
Thursday 21 February
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly about 2 metres.