Grey, junky and dodgy looking water

Posted by: on December 18th, 2016
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A hardy crew tackling sloppy conditions

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You could have it to yourself at 0730

Hello Friends,

Wind was 10-15 kts from the SE when I climbed aloft at 0730. According to the MHL data from 0500, swell was 3 metres from the SE at 9 seconds apart. As you can see from the pictures, it was lumpy and junky and the water looked like tea. Interestingly Beachwatch is rating all the northern beaches as ‘pollution is unlikely’.
Wind is set to go southerly 15-25 kts today before going back to the SE later. So, not the greatest prospects for any improvement to the surf conditions along the Dee Why to Longy stretch. Tide was low at 0600 and will be high again at 1225.
Tomorrow should see more south swell – and E-SE wind, so, like today, compromise on the quality front will be required if you want to get in. However the Bureau says the NE’r should kick in during the late afternoon which might at least open up a few possibilities in north corners.
The rest of the week is shaping to be typical early Sydney summer conditions – namely little wind waves generally from the eastern quarters and wind mostly from the NE.
Keep on smilin’ everyone and have a great Sunday!

Weather Situation
A cold front is crossing the western Tasman Sea this morning, while an associated southerly wind change is moving along northern coastal waters. On Sunday afternoon and Monday a high pressure system will move past to the south of the state, with winds gradually turning back around to the N/NE by Monday evening. The next southerly change will reach the far south coast on Tuesday night, then move northwards along New South Wales coastal waters during the middle part of the week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly in the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Monday 19 December
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 20 December
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

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