Chilly under sunny skies with a light westerly fanning microscopic lines at Dee Why as Monday got started. The MHL buoy is showing less than a metre of 12-sec east swell for the early. Tide was low at 0515 and is now heading to the 1.48 m high at 1120.
The marine forecast is predicting a little bump up in swell height later, but the MHL forecast model is unmoved and is currently saying tomorrow will probably be a lot like today.
The models are generally pointing to a increase into the 2-3 metre range from the south from as early as Wednesday afternoon. The wind predictions are for brisk SSW with the pulse, so there should be a few surf options about.
We shall see!
Apologies by the way to our forum users as I am still struggling with a creaky database update… hope to have some movement at the station later today…
A cold front over the Tasman Sea is moving east and trailing a trough to the far north coast this morning resulting in northwesterly winds in the north tending fresh to strong southwesterly in the south. A high pressure ridge will build over the Waters in the wake of the front later today, with winds tending south to southwesterly throughout and easing. Another cold front is expected to reach the southern half of the coast later Tuesday, extending to northern parts Wednesday, bringing strengthening south to southwesterly winds.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Tuesday 30 May
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the morning then turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Sunny day. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.
Wednesday 31 May
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 25 to 30 knots during the morning.
1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers