A sunny day coming up and against expectation there are still a few sets turning up to an otherwise very small Dee Why. As the pics show, the bomb sets were into the head high range at 0730. However, I’d go with the expectation of knee to waist plus with only the occasional bomb set. The MHL data from 0500 showed 1.4 metres of 12-sec SE swell. Wind was out of the west to WNW at a steady 9-11 kts. Tide is running into a 1.5 metre high at 0910.
The Bureau is calling for the swell to fade across the day today, then to come back up tomorrow as the wind goes southerly in the afternoon.
Outlook for the week ahead varies a fair amount across the models. Mostly though it seems likely that tomorrow will be puny, then Tuesday could be knee to chest depending on where you look, Wednesday and Thursday are shaping to be a bit smaller again, but with light winds. Friday could see a solid but brief south pulse into the 2x overhead range at south magnets with brisk SW wind. By Saturday it could be half that size. The very long range models show it fading more on Sunday and then after a brief pause kicking back up again Tue-Wed into the big range… ah winter!
Go well with your Sunday everyone!
A high pressure system southwest of Australia is moving slowly east, strengthening a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea, which in turn is directing west to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A front passing to the south will strengthen the winds somewhat over the southern half of the coast during today and Monday, before winds turn south to southeasterly and ease under the influence of the ridge.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Monday 26 June
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 27 June
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.