This morning sees the swell out of the SSE at a touch under 2 metres at sea with an average period in the neighborhood of 9 seconds. Wind was lightly S to SSW when your correspondent climbed aloft to the crows nest for a look around 0730. Ocean looked pretty bumpy out at sea, but lightly choppy inshore at Dee Why where there’s a little protection. Wave faces at the point are struggling to make waist high while along the beach they’re a touch bigger, maybe chest on the bigger ones. Hardly anyone in the water, so if you don’t mind choppy little lumps, it should be pretty cruisy. Wind is expected to push up into the 15-25kt range though.
Head’s up from beachwatch that pollution is likely at Manly (everywhere else has the all clear).
Outlook hasn’t changed much. The Bureau says we can expect southerly wind tomorrow morning too and from late morning on Wednesday. Swell is forecast to run along at about the current intensity for the next couple of days before we possibly see a longer period pulse on Thursday. Wind however may not play nice. Right now the models are projecting SSE to southerlies in the 15-20kt range through to the weekend at least.
Have yourself a great Monday!
Tides: H @0815, L @1450
A deep low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea and is moving east and weakening as a high pressure system moves south of the Bight extending a ridge to the northern coast of New South Wales. Southerly winds are expected to gradually turn southeasterly during today and tomorrow as the coastal ridge strengthens. On Wednesday a surge in the southerly winds associated with a weak trough is expected to progress along the southern and central coasts.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 3 February
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Wednesday 4 February
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots during the day then tending southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.