Sunny, light offshore breezes and 1.5m of 8-sec ESE wind swell. Swell is supposed to stick around today and winds should stay out of the westerly quarters. Tide was low at 0650 and is coming into high at 1250.
Dee Why is showing waist high at the point and waist to chest plus along the beach. Given the swell direction, I’d expect it to be much the same at other spots with good exposure to the energy.
If you have a choice, this morning looks like the go – but there should still be something for the afternoon. Have a good one and I will try to get back later with a picture or two…
A broad trough of low pressure lies over the western Tasman Sea through to Victoria. A low pressure system and cold front lie south of the Bight. A series of weak troughs associated with this system are forecast to move over New South Wales this weekend. The next trough is expected to reach the South Coast late on Saturday before intensifying into a low over the Tasman Sea and resulting in strong to gale-force south to southwesterly winds developing over the NSW coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning west to northwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this evening.
Saturday 25 April
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Becoming cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Sunday 26 April
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.