No one in the water this morning at Dee Why from what I could see. Wind was coming from the SW to WSW at less than 10 kts under overcast skies. The MHL Sydney buoy’s been off the air for a few days now, but the Bureau’s call for southerly swell at around a metre is consistent with what I could see from the crows nest this morning. Tide was low at 0700 and is coming into the 1.4m high at 1250.
There doesn’t seem to be any real prospect for an improvement to surf conditions today, but overnight things should change pretty dramatically. I’ll be interested to see the Goat’s take later, but there should definitely be much more energy in the system from Friday around midday onward.
Have yourself a top old Thursday everyone!
A cold front will bring vigorous southerly change along the New South Wales south coast tonight extending to Sydney Waters Friday morning and to the far north coast in the afternoon. A low will develop within the front as it moves over the Tasman Sea. Winds are expected to ease during Saturday as a high pressure system moves over southeast Australia strengthening a ridge to the west.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Friday 30 June
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 1 July
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly 3 to 4 metres.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.