A beautiful almost still morning as the day started in Dee Why. Only one thing was missing, as you can see from the piccie.
For the record, the MHL buoy was detecting a metre of 11-sec SSE at 0600, so in theory there could be a knee to waist high bump at magnet banks. Tide was a 1.7m high at 0615 and will be low again in 1235.
From the shape of the forecasts models, today’s the low point for swell energy and from tomorrow we should see the numbers improve slightly and then to notch up a bit more on Wednesday before really ramping Thursday (as in hitting 3+ metres potentially in the afternoon).
So enjoy the sunny weather, we have rain tomorrow and beyond that, surf prospects beckon…
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. The high is expected to weaken during Monday and move east as a cold front approaches from the southwest. Wind will shift northerly and increase later today and Tuesday, before the front brings a gusty west to southwesterly change during Wednesday. In the wake of this system, a low pressure system may develop over the Tasman Sea, bringing strong to gale force winds to parts of the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening.
Around 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre.
40% chance of showers this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Tuesday 25 April
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 26 April
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 30 to 35 knots during the morning.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
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