I need to lead off with some sad news. A dear friend in California is very ill in hospital and there is a possibility that I may need to fly up there this week. So I’ve decided to postpone Don’s Surf Party until I know where things are at. It will definitely happen, but right now I need to clear the decks as I’m sure you’ll all understand.
It’s grey and smoky old morning out there. Wind is out of the S-SSW at 15-25kts, so Dee Why is relatively clean, if small. The mix of south and NE wind swells is producing knee to waist wave faces as of 0730. Next tide is a high at 1000.
Wind is set to come around to the NE at midday and to kick up into the 20-30 kt range.
We’ve got two days left in the crowdfunding campaign and we’ve gone very well indeed. A huge thank you to everyone who’s joined in thus far and thanks in advance to those who will add their support before Pozible closes it off at 0100 on /Wednesday morning.
Go well with your day and if you’re fighting the fires a huge thank you from all the rest of us.
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Tuesday 22 October 2013.
A southerly change associated with a weak trough offshore weakens as it moves into the Hunter waters this morning, dissipating around noon. A high pressure system north of New Zealand extends a ridge over southern Queensland today associated with a northerly airstream over northern NSW. This will give way to a complex low pressure system extending over the southern parts of the state this afternoon. The low and its associated troughs extends over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday followed by a south to southwesterly change in the afternoon, expected to move across the state by Thursday morning.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 23 October
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres before dawn, then tending northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the early afternoon.
Thursday 24 October
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres.