The Bureau’s hoisted the strong wind warning pennants this morning for 20-25 kts of north to NE wind. No news from the MHL buoys since yesterday, so we’re stuck with the forecasts and the Bureau’s calling for a mix of 1 metre south and NE swells. As the pictures show, there’s not much of anything happening at Dee Why this morning. I couldn’t see anyone in the water but you might find a little something at spots with better exposure to the NE – of course the wind’s already ramping up (it was NNE 8-10 kts a little before 0700).
Tide’s dropping to the low at 0935 and by the time wind’s at full throttle, the high will arrive at 1545.
Should be a sunny day with a high of 31.
Tomorrow’s not looking exceptionally hopeful either, but some of the more hopeful models are showing interesting conditions for Thursday morning onward – and through the weekend. The wind outlook’s not quite so good – lots of S-SE basically.
Have a top old Tuesday everyone!
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 today, extending northwards to reach the far north coast by early Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
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 around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 23 November
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Becoming cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Thursday 24 November
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters