Tiny Thursday morning

Posted by: on December 11th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Although the Bureau’s hoisted at gale warning for the next two days, as of 0630 wind was lightly out of the NW and there really weren’t any waves to speak of at Collaroy and Dee Why. The forecast says we can look forward to the wind arriving by early afternoon. It’ll be coming from the southerly quarters and is expected to be ripping along at 35 kts by around dusk.

Swell outlook is somewhat confused. The gales will obviously push up something, but it looks to me as though we’re talking locally generated (ie short period) waves with the wind straight behind them. My hunch is that this afternoon and tomorrow will be messy and not all that interesting in the protected corners. Saturday looks like being similarly wind affected and messy, but there seems to be some hope for lighter winds and some residual 8-9 sec wind swell energy (maybe knee to waist plus at east swell magnets).

Have yourself a great Thursday!


Looking east from Collaroy

south Narrabeen beach

Weak and crumbly little lines at 0630


dee why

Foggy and tiny

Weather Situation

A trough across inland NSW extends off the NSW south coast towards Tasmania. To the north of the trough general northerly winds prevail. On Thursday morning a low is expected to deepen within this trough off the NSW South Coast before tracking north to be located off central coasts in the afternoon and then moving out into the Tasman Sea on Friday. The low will bring strengthening southerly winds that will reach Sydney waters by about midday Thursday and extend to the Queensland border during Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the evening.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore by early evening.
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. A thunderstorm likely.

Friday 12 December

Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning.
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 13 December

Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending east to southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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