Uniformly grey skies, light offshores and comparatively mild temps as the day kicked off. Tide was low at 0725 and is coming back to the high at 1345. Swell has decayed overnight but the MHL buoy was still showing
1.5 metres of 10 second SE swell at daybreak.
Outlook is for the swell to drop a little toward the afternoon, but to come back up tomorrow (although the wind could be an issue if it goes too south). Basically it looks like waves for the rest of the week, then maybe getting a little smaller on the weekend but coming back up early next week.
(Your correspondent will be watch from afar by then as he is off to the northern hemisphere for most of July. So expect lots of postcards from southern California, plus my usual over the horizon thoughts on your surf outlook)
Waves at the point looked to be mostly in the waist to chest range, but with the occasional shoulder plus set. Up the beach it looked a touch bigger. Conditions were clean although the wind definitely has some bite!
Go well one and all and keep on smilin’!
A ridge of high pressure lies over NSW. Winds will turn west to northwesterly today ahead of the next trough, which is forecast to move up the southern coast during day. Winds throughout will generally shift south to southwesterly and strengthen later today or during Tuesday in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight.
Tuesday 28 June
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Wednesday 29 June
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.