Another mainly grey skied morning for Monday at Dee Why. At 0640 there looked to be waist and a bit sets at the point and chest and a bit up the beach. Surface conditions are pretty choppy too. Wind was out of the ESE at 8-10 kts by 0700. According to the Bureau, it should gradually come around to the NE and get into the 15-20 kt range.
The Bureau posted a warning for deceptively powerful surf conditions for today and tomorrow and the MHL buoy was showing 2 metres of 9-10 second SE swell at 0500. Some of the models are projecting the periods to ramp up into the 14-16 sec range from the south.
Tide was low at 0700 and will be high again at 1315. Weather should be partly cloudy with a high of 24.
Looking ahead, it appears that we’ll be dealing with marginal to near, but with luck not-quite flat conditions. Just your usual serving of early summer ho-hum surf prospects really.
Have yourself a top old Monday everyone!
A high pressure system is moving eastwards past the south of the state, with S/SE winds along coastal waters gradually shifting more E/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 Monday until midnight
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore in the morning and early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 20 December
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Mostly sunny day. 30% chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening.
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 21 December
Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.