Nothing much in the way of waves when I checked for the first time this morning. But the Bureau has a deceptively powerful surf conditions warning for later because it’s predicting a small but juicy pulse. Some of the models were showing 15 second periods for a few hours today, so presumably that’s where the warning comes from. At 0400 the MHL buoy was detecting 1.2 metres of 12-sec SSE, but as the pictures show there wasn’t much going on at Dee Why as of 0630. Long period swell often means long waits between sets, so maybe if I’d waited longer I’d have seen a forerunner or two. Maybe.
Tide’s low at 0830 and back to high at 1445. By the time that tide’s back in, the wind should be belting along from the NE (not blowing in more blueys I hope).
I need to be away from the coast at least until high tide, but when I get back, I’ll be checking it out and letting you know if anything interesting’s going on.
The next couple of days are shaping to be windy and marginal ahead of a change to southerlies for the end of the week. Surf outlook isn’t too exciting because of the wind, but mornings could maybe be a happening thing…
Have yourself a great Monday everyone and keep on smilin’!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly moving east and extends a ridge to the north coast. North to northeasterly winds will freshen over the coming days ahead of a front which is approaching from the west. This front is forecast to bring a strong southerly change to southern waters on Tuesday, extending northwards to reach the far north coast by early Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 22 November
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 23 November
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly during the morning.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.