Sparkling morning with an icy SW turning making a wine dark sea. One of those mornings where every detail seems to pop. Not a lot of surf activity at the Dee Why end of the beach, but there appeared to be possibilities as you went north toward the pole.
As of 0710, wind was west 10-15kts at North Head. The 0500 data from the MHL buoy showed 1.6 metres of 9-sec SSE swell. Tide’s dropping to the low at 0935 High will be at 1615. It should stay sunny and get to 19. Water should be ok most places and running about 18.
Waves this morning should be in the waist range with the odd plus on the bombs.
MHL’s nearshore forecast projects a gradual declinein swell height across the day and through tomorrow.
A low pressure trough lies across the central New South Wales coast while a high pressure system dominates remainder of the state. This will promote southeast to southwesterly winds across New South Wales waters at first. The coastal trough will weaken later Saturday as the high pressure system moves over New South Wales, turning winds northeast to northwesterly for central and southern waters.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this morning.
Sunday 28 August
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Monday 29 August
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Southerly below 1 metre.