Beautiful morning in Sydney but not much going on wavewise. Dee Why point was offline and the beachy was struggling to produce anything above knee high as the tide approached high at 0800. The MHL buoy was showing about a metre of 10-second period ESE swell. Winds were light and the surface conditions smooth, so it’d still be a nice morning for a paddle, even if you don’t have much prospect of an exciting wave.
The swell models have a springish tinge. Outlook for tomorrow is again marginal and although a short-period south pulse continues to appear in the cards for Friday, but so too does a wind forecast for strong southerlies. It looks like there might possibly be a slightly better wind outlook for Saturday, but there may only be a few tiny scraps of south wind swell to work with. Beyond that it appears we’ll have only tiny dribble until late next week – if then.
Keep on smilin’ and have yourself a top old day!
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards northeast New South Wales, and is directing east to northeasterly winds along the coast. Winds will become fresh to strong in most areas today as a low pressure trough approaches from the west. This trough is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday, extending to the north coast early Friday. Another high is forecast to move in behind the trough later Friday and should remain the dominant feature in the region through the weekend, with winds gradually easing before shifting more northerly again.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Variable 5 to 10 knots inshore at first, otherwise north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots by evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Thursday 25 September
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a southerly change 15 to 25 knots around the middle of the day.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Possible thunderstorms.
Friday 26 September
- Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
- Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.