Clear skies and chilly NW wind as Friday kicked off. There’s a gale warning for the Sydney coast, so the wind’s going to pick up into the 25-30 kt range as the day goes along. As the pictures show, there’s really no swell to speak of at Dee Why.
At 0500 the MHL buoy was picking up less than a metre of 10-sec ESE bump. The strong wind isn’t going to help at all so I don’t think there’ll be too many waves being caught today. Tomorrow looks a lot more interesting as indeed does the coming week. The Goat’s forecast landed last night. It makes for interesting reading – and not just for the forecast!
A head’s up that I’ll be scampering off to California on Tuesday, so expect a regular stream of postcards along with my usual over the horizon summaries of the Sydney surf prospects.
Have yourself a top old Friday!
Westerly winds will strengthen along the New South Wales coast ahead of a vigorous southwesterly change associated with a cold front expected to cross the far south coast this morning and extend to the far north coast in the evening. Winds will reach gale force strength at times today then ease gradually during Saturday as a high pressure system moves over southeastern Australia and extends a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly during the day. Reaching up to 35 knots in the evening.
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 25 June
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Sunday 26 June
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.