What a perfect Sunday morning. Light winds, smooth seas, sunny skies and a high of 23 in prospect. Sadly surfing options appear to be just about – but not quite – nil. There’s only a faint metre or so of ESE windswll lapping into Dee Why. At only 8 seconds apart, it was struggling to produce knee high wave faces up the beach at Dee Why. A high tide at 1030 isn’t helping either.
Outlook for tomorrow and Tuesday is not too interesting but from about Wednesday onward the models are showing some potential. And, in at least one case, there’s a prediction for quite a long period and large south pulse for overnight Friday into Saturday morning.
Don’t let the tininess put you off. Go for a paddle anyway and have yourself a top old Sunday!
A high pressure system centred off the New South Wales coast is extending a ridge across the state. This high will be the dominant feature in the region today as it drifts eastwards, directing north to northeasterly winds along the coast. A cold front is expected to reach the state’s southwest late today, but is expected to decay as it progresses to the northeast during Monday. Another front will follow bringing a southerly change on Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Monday 29 September
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning east to northeasterly in the middle of the day.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
- East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Tuesday 30 September
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly and increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre.