Offshore early under partly cloudy skies and the 0500 MHL buoy was showing 1.4 metres of 11-sec SE swell out at sea. That’s translating into knee to waist high waves at the south end of Dee Why beach and knee high at the point. Sets aren’t exactly pouring in, so patience will be essential.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Goat thinks, but my reading of the modelling is that we could have a few more days of marginal to mildly interesting (Saturday am) before Huey turns off the tap for an extended period.
Hope to post a few extra pics later, but in the meantime, have yourself a great Thursday!
Tides: L @0820, H @1415
A weak ridge of high pressure has developed along the New South Wales coast in the wake of a trough and southerly change. Winds along the coast will turn more northerly early today ahead of a second trough and cold front, linked to an intense low pressure centre to the south. This system will bring a gusty west to southwesterly change to the southern coast later today, extending to the north early Friday. Another high is forecast to drift across from the west after this, and should bring an easing of winds as it becomes the dominant feature in the region through the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening. Winds becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore in the morning and early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Friday 27 March
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 28 March
- Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.