Usual lazy Sunday start for your correspondent. Climbed up to the crows nest just on 0900. Wind was coming vigorously from the south at 20-25 kts under grey skies. Tide’s coming up to high at 1020. The MHL buoy was picking up 2.8 metres of 7-sec south to SSE wind swell at 0600.
There were a few people in the water at Dee Why when I checked, but it didn’t look too exciting. I reckon you’d be doing well to find a chest high wave face.
The Bureau says the southerly is going to racket along for the next 36 hours and then on Tuesday it should moderate a little. Swell energy’s expected to peak this afternoon at around the 2.5 metre mark.
As noted yesterday, the outlook for the week ahead is not too interesting. From Wednesday onward it looks like we’ll be back to summer afternoon NE’r with small, shortish period south to SSE wind swell at first, but as we get to the weekend, the dominant direction will be working around to the east. So, maybe a bit more interesting, particularly in the mornings.
Have yourself a chill Sunday and go well with your plans!
A vigorous southerly change associated with a strong cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea is moving along New South Wales north coast and it will reach Point Danger Sunday afternoon. Winds are expected to gradually ease from the south during Monday as a high pressure system moves near Tasmania extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Monday 28 December
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Tuesday 29 December
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.