6 degrees at RealSurf HQ as the sun came over the horizon on Saturday. Wind was a steady 15 kts from the west, which means a wind chill of close to zero. So impressive that there were more than a dozen folks in the water at Dee Why point as of 0700. Sets are into the overhead range along the beach but closer to chest to head and a bit at the point. Tide was still on the drop to the low at 0815. High tide’s at 1445. It’s a 1.45m, so not the “big” tide of the day (which is after midnight).
Outlook is for the swell to gradually fade across the next 48 hours, so getting in when the temp gets to your personal tolerance number today is definitely the plan.
Have a great Saturday everyone!
A high pressure system is centred over southeast Australia, while a low pressure system lies over the southern Tasman Sea. The combination of these two systems is generating fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds along coastal waters. As the low moves further away to the east over the weekend, the high will become the dominant weather pattern for New South Wales, leading to an easing trend in the winds. Winds will tend northerly later on Sunday and on Monday ahead of the next cold front which expected to cross the state on Monday and Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 2 July
West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Monday 3 July
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.