A brisk 11 degrees outside as I write this, but it hasn’t deterred surfers at Dee Why. Offshore wind and a much improved 3 metre SSE swell with a period of close to 11 seconds was pushing in as the day got started. Set wave faces were solidly overhead at both the beach and the point. Tide was high at 0500 and will be low around 1105.
The Bureau says the wind will swing S-SE later but will drop at the same time.
So, once again, it looks like the plan is to get on it ASAP because according to the latest forecast modelling, it’s all downhill for the next week at least.
Have yourself a fantastic Tuesday!
A low pressure system in the central Tasman Sea extends a trough northward to the central Queensland coast while a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge into NSW. The combination of these two systems is driving strong southerlies along the northern half of NSW coast which are expected to gradually weaken during Tuesday as the low and trough move further eastwards into the Tasman Sea. A light northerly airstream will develop along the NSW coast from Wednesday as the high moves into the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Wednesday 5 June
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Thursday 6 June
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.