1.4 metres of 10-sec SE swell and 10-15 kts of iced westerly (14 at 0900) with a fair amount of rainy looking cloud about for Sunday morning. Dee Why point had a few takers, but waves were knee high and brief at best. The beach was around the waist to chest plus range and looking very smooth. Low tide was at 0845 and will be back to high at 1500.
We have a S-SW gale warning for this afternoon and the Bureau expects the south swell to perk a little as well. There’s also some east component in the mix, so the peaky conditions should continue.
Weather Situation from the Bureau
A low pressure trough over the western Tasman Sea with a low embedded in it will deepen during Sunday increasing west to southwesterly winds along New South Wales coast. Winds will ease gradually during Monday as a strong high pressure system moves east south of the Bight extending a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea and the low moves towards New Zealand. The ridge is expected be the dominant synoptic feature over the next few days.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Monday 27 April
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon and evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Tuesday 28 April
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.