Murky conditions but swell continues

Posted by: on March 29th, 2016

Hello Friends,

According to the latest data from the MHL buoy at 0400, the swell was close to 2 metres from the SSE at 9 seconds apart. The decrease in average period over the last 24 hours means that waves are distinctly smaller than this time yesterday.

As of 0715, wind was coming from the south at 10-15 kts. It wasn’t too smashed up looking at Dee Why, but the heavy overcast didn’t make it too appetising either. Even so, there were a few folks waiting hopefully for the next set when I grabbed a pic.

Tide is heading to the high at 1300 and water quality was marked as suss by beachwatch yesterday afternoon.

The swell models are generally pointing toward a decline to marginal conditions across the remainder of the week – although a couple of the interpretations of the data are being hopeful about a Thursday morning uptick from the south. But outside of that, it seems we can expect not much of anything through to mid next week at least. Guess we shouldn’t grumble given how much swell we’ve had for this time of year.

Have yourself a great Tuesday everyone!

dy point surfers

A hopeful crew waits for the next set

Weather Situation
A broad low pressure trough lies across the western Tasman Sea directing northeast to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. This trough will deepen today with a low pressure system likely to develop off the southern coast later today and move out into the Tasman Sea during Wednesday. East to southeasterly winds about the southern coast are forecast to strengthen on Wednesday, with a south to southwesterly surge likely to extend along the New South Wales coast on Wednesday and Thursday as the low moves out into the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Wednesday 30 March
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
West to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 31 March
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots at first, tending south to southeast east 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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