A faint south breeze was wafting in at 0750 this morning. It should swing NE a little later and get up to 15-25 kts by late afternoon. Tide was just on high and there were a fair number of folk down toward the south end of the Dee Why-Longy stretch. Waves looked to be in the knee to waist range – which is consistent with the 1.6 m, 7-sec east wind swell being picked up by the MHL buoy at 0500.
It really looks like a rinse and repeat of Boxing Day conditions, so if you found a wave then, have a look at the same spot again today and I reckon it’ll be close to, if not slightly bigger.
And the outlook? Well, if anything, according to this morning’s models today and tomorrow ought to be okay and after a dip on Thursday it could bump up again on Friday. Not by much mind you, but NE wind swell spots that don’t mind high tide, could be fun.
So get out there if you can and take your chilled hey-it’s-summer attitude.
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea with a ridge to the northwest is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales north and central coasts while a weak southerly change associated with a cold front is moving along the south coast and weakening further. Winds across the western Tasman Sea will turn north northeasterly by Tuesday evening as the high strengthen the ridge along the coast. The next weak and brief south to southeasterly change is expected on the south coast on Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre around midday.
Wednesday 28 December
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Thursday 29 December
Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning northeasterly during the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.