Smooth chest plus sets at Dee Why beach for the early, but the wind is set to ramp up to 25-30 kts NE this afternoon. By tomorrow morning, the Bureau says it’ll be gale warnings snapping in the rigging. The plan is to get in asap if you want clean conditions. Later on the very protected north corners could be the go. Wherever you go in a NE’r basically.
Tide was high at 0520 and will be low at 1110.
90% chance of rain today, so water quality isn’t going to improve until the sun comes back midweek – although long term outlook is for more showers late in the week. We definitely need the rain, so no complaints from me.
We’re launching into the 4th week of the crowdfunding campaign with the total pledged sitting just shy of the 50% mark. Next Sunday will be the half way point, so right now we’re a little ahead of where we have to be. Here’s hoping a few more of you who’ve been watching from the sidelines, will get on board today. I reckon if we could get 150-200 people involved, it’d happen.
A high pressure system to the southeast of Tasmania extends a ridge towards the southern NSW coast ahead of the next trough which is expected to cross the NSW coast on Tuesday. North to northeasterly winds are expected to strengthen over most waters during Monday or early Tuesday as this trough approaches. A low pressure system is expected to deepen off the southern half of the coast on Tuesday as the trough passes overhead.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Monday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Isolated thunderstorms inshore this morning.
Tuesday 17 September
Gale warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds may reach up to 35 knots offshore in the morning.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday.
Southeasterly 2 metres, tending easterly 2 to 2.5 metres before dawn.
Scattered thunderstorms, becoming less likely in the morning.
Wednesday 18 September
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.