Just about faded away

Posted by: on May 11th, 2014

Hello Friends,

From the forecast I’d expected grey skies and showers, but instead Mother’s Day kicks off in sunny form with the last little remnants of our swell still coming in. Size is now in the knee to waist range, but that’d probably suit many requirements this morning. Plenty of folk bobbing around at the Dee Why end of the Longy-Dee Why stretch, and given the swell direction, I should imagine there’d be similar arrangements in place across many of Sydney’s beaches thanks to the metre or so of 11 sec ESE swell.

From the look of the buoy data, the decline in energy has occurred uniformly up and down the NSW coast. There might be a few places still getting the odd shoulder high bomb, but they’d be few and far between.

Wind should stay out of the westerly quarters today, although some shower activity is expected later. Next tide is a low at 1135.

Speaking of the wind, this morning’s forecast from the Bureau tells us that tomorrow we’re in for southerlies, turning SE later and Tuesday looks set to be E-SE. Not the best. The swell models are a bit all over the place, but there is a consensus that Sydney should see a low, but long period pulse Tue-Wed. If I had to pick a high point for the week, I’d say Wednesday morning before the wind goes onshore.

To all our mums, have a great Mother’s Day!

Dee Why Mother's Day morning cruising

Dee Why Mother’s Day morning cruising

All aboard, it's a party wave.

All aboard, it’s a party wave.

Weather Situation
A southerly change associated with a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea is moving along New South Wales south coast and it will reach Sydney Waters by Sunday afternoon and the far north coast early Monday. Behind the change a high pressure system will move east Tasmania during Monday morning extending a ridge to the north coast. This high is expected to be slow-moving over the next few days.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.
Monday 12 May
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday 13 May
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

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