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Posted by: on December 10th, 2013

Trying hard
Hello Friends,

You’re not missing much at Dee Why this morning. Only a trickle of short period NE wind swell showing now. The south pulse is all gone as nearly as I can make out. Best waves looked to be around the waist high mark – and those weren’t too frequent. Might be a better bet to check out something with better exposure to the swell direction.

According to the Bureau, the swell, such as it is, will weaken as the day goes along. Winds will be out of the westerly quarters early before swinging to the easterly ones later. Tide is low at 0820 and then high again at 1420. Should be a warm one too.

The rest of the week – and beyond – is looking like being pretty marginal to flat for Dee Why. There could be some tiny east wind swell lapping in, so early sessions at spots that like that direction will be the plan.

Have yourself a top Tuesday and keep on smilin’!

Forecast issued at 4:22 am EDT on Tuesday 10 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea maintains while a cold front slips southeast of Tasmania. A trough associated with the cold front is lies over the South Coast early this morning, and is forecast to reach Sydney Tuesday morning, before stalling near Seal Rocks in the afternoon. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds are expected to develop ahead of the trough. The trough will eventually move over the far northeast on Wednesday. A southerly change is expected to follow behind the trough as a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge over southern NSW. Winds become northeasterly again towards the end of the week as the high ridge extends over the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore developing in the morning and early afternoon.
Wednesday 11 December
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Thursday 12 December
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

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