Scattered clouds tiny waves

Posted by: on April 26th, 2017

Hello Friends,

There’s a gale warning for 15-25 kts of NW this morning going SW 25-30 kts with periods to 40 kts this afternoon. Swell’s supposed to pick up too, but at daybreak it was 1.4m from the SE at around 8 seconds apart. That meant waves at Dee Why were knee to maybe waist. And there’s little from the other buoys up and down the coast that indicates any immediate hope of a size improvement – yet.
Tide hits a 1.75m high at 0755 and is back to the low at 1400 when the wind ought to be well and truly in full cry.
While the Bureau is warning of dangerous surf conditions across the next three days, some of the models aren’t quite as hopeful, predicting instead only a relatively modest size boost. So, guarded optimism…
Nevertheless, your correspondent is taking a punt on there being waves up the coast over the next few days, so expect a postcard or two in due course.
Go well with your Wednesday everyone!

Several wave hunters chasing little lines at 0645

Sets hint at more to come

Weather Situation
A low will develop over the southwestern Tasman Sea today in the wake of a cold front, bringing a vigorous south to southwesterly change to replace a west to northwest flow along the entire coast. Winds are expected to gradually ease during Thursday as the low moves towards New Zealand and a high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge to the western Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 27 April
Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots early in the morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, tending southerly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 28 April
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

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