The Sydney buoy’s still out of action, so no objective numbers for you this morning. However, it’s pretty obvious that nothing much of interest is going on wavewise in Sydney. It doesn’t look as though there’s anything much above thigh high at Dee Why.
There is no obvious reason to expect any immediate change in the conditions. As they’ve been showing for over a week now, the swell models are telling us that there won’t be much of anything for Sydney surfers until the end of the week.
The forecast models are again showing the swell beginning to pick up overnight on Thursday with Friday currently looking as though we could get waist plus to maybe shoulderish at the east and NE magnet spots. The peak energy is forecast to fill in Saturday and from then through to Mon-Tuesday, the models show conditions being overhead to double overhead at east spots.
Clear the decks folks, this looks like it could happen. The big question will be what the wind gets up to. Right now the call from the Bureau is for north to NW wind across the weekend.
We shall see what we shall see!
A high slow-moving pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along New South Wales coast. Later on Wednesday, a cold front is expected to bring southerly change to the south extending to the far north coast and weakening Thursday afternoon.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms, contracting offshore in the afternoon.
Tuesday 11 March
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres around dawn.
Wednesday 12 March
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.