After a warm night, Friday kicks off with high overcast, no wind and almost no wave energy at Dee Why. There were a few folks catching ankle to knee high dribblers just north of Kiddies when I checked for the first time at 0640. Tide was heading into the 1.8m high at 0945. It’ll be back to the 0.3m low at 1640.
The MHL buoy detecting a metre of 8-sec NE bump as of 0500.
As for the outlook, well, I think we can leave that to the Goat who not only casts the runes for the week to come but offers his very own Goatly New Year’s message.
Have a top old penultimate day of 2016!
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland coast and a low pressure system west of Tasmania is moving southeast. A northerly airstream is being directed over New South Wales coastal waters between these two systems. A trough of low pressure associated with the low is expected to bring a southerly change to the south coast later Friday, and moving through central parts of the coast on Saturday before weakening around Port Macquarie. A stronger southerly change is forecast to move through southern coastal waters on Sunday and northern coastal waters on Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 31 December
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Sunday 1 January
South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the afternoon then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.