Very small to almost – but not quite – flat this morning at the Dee Why to Longy and the Collaroy Narrabeen stretches. There’s a wee little NE wind swell of about a metre at 5 seconds apart. This translated into knee to maybe waist on the best sets at the best spots. Wind was light for the early session, but it’s coming up from the south as I write this at 0720. Wind is due to ramp up into the 20-30 kt range from the S-SE by late this morning. Once that happens, I reckon the surf options will really be limited.
Tide was high at 0555 and will be back to low at 1235.
Outlook isn’t too flash I’d have to say. Right now the models are projecting tiny to flat for the next week.
Oh well, I’m sure our friends and relatives will be glad to see a bit more of us! Go well one and all.
Forecast issued at 1:37 am EDT on Saturday 14 December 2013.
A low pressure trough lies over northeast NSW extending over the coast and forming a low offshore and south of about Seal Rocks. This low moves slowly to the northeast today located near the southern part of the Midnorth Coast this evening before dissipating on Sunday as it moves offshore. Fresh north to northeasterly winds are expected north of the low, turning fresh to strong east to southeasterly to it’s south. Further south winds tend south to southeasterly due to a high pressure system south of the Bight, and extend up the coast behind the low reaching the north coast Sunday evening. The high pressure system will move over the Tasman Sea resulting in winds turning to the northeast into the new week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots early morning, increasing to 20 to 30 knots from late morning. Winds decrease to 15 to 20 knots this evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Easterly around 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms until this evening.
Sunday 15 December
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly in the late morning and early afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Easterly below 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore early in the morning.
Monday 16 December
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly below 1 metre.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Saturday