Really didn’t expect to see much of anything this morning, but happily for those who can get away for a dip, there are still a few fun looking little waves around. The point at Dee Why was lull-y at 0730, but as the picture below shows, there were waist to chest high wave faces every now and then. It looked bigger along the beach, but those banks are still inclined to shutdown more often than not.
Swell is out of the SE but with a mix of smaller, more easterly stuff as well. At 0600 the average height at sea was 1.4 metres with a typical period of 11 seconds. Out at the MHL buoy the water temp is 17C.
With luck the swell will stick around at about this size through the day. Wind is set to be light SW, but then turning NE in the late afternoon.
Latest run of the swell prediction models looks pretty bleak. Nothing in prospect for the east coast for the next week at least. Here’s hoping it doesn’t turn out to be that bad…
Never mind, the swell always returns, so keep on smilin’ and have yourself a top old day.
A high pressure system is currently centred over Bass Strait, while a weak low pressure system is moving slowly eastwards over the Nullarbor Plain. Winds over New South Wales coastal waters will be generally northerly until Friday as the low moves slowly southeast to the vicinity of Bass Strait, while an associated pressure trough will move across New South Wales from Wednesday night. On Friday night and Saturday the low will move into the southern Tasman Sea, and a more west to southwesterly wind shift will extend along coastal waters.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable in the early afternoon then becoming northeasterly in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Thursday 24 July
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
Friday 25 July
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- South to southeasterly below 1 metre.