Woke to a brief but soaking shower gurgling in the downpipes. As of 0900, the sun is back along the Northern beaches and the hazy air is (briefly?) diminished. We have some little waist with odd plusses dead south wind swell lapping into Dee Why. Out at sea the MHL data showed it was around the two metre mark at 7 seconds apart and coming broadly from the SSW-SSE.
Low tide was at 545 and will hit a pretty high high at just after noon. Going to a mostly sunny high of 27 along the beaches. Wind’ll pick up from the east to NE at 10-15. So all and all, a standard summer day with little waves at south spots.
Looks as though it’ll be dropping tomorrow but then maybe coming back up in the arvo and lasting into Tuesday morning.
Have yourself a happy and safe Sunday!
Forecast issued at 4:11 am EDT on Sunday 5 January 2014.
A high pressure ridge over the Tasman Sea is weakening and a cold front will bring a southerly change to New South Wales south coast tonight extending to Sydney Waters Monday morning and to the far north coast in the afternoon. Behind the front a strong high pressure system is expected to move near Tasmania during Tuesday extending a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coastal Waters
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Monday 6 January
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Tuesday 7 January
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.