Most places were too small to surf this morning when I did the daybreak check for my Saturday radio report. But there were solid chest high sets hitting Northy and along the middle stretch of Dee Why beach. Yesterday evening when I was down at Dee Why it was flat but in just the last 6 hours, it’s jumped up to the 2 metre mark from the south at 9 seconds apart. Tide was low at 0640 and is back to a 1.4m high at 1300. Wind was light NW as the day started and it should pick up a little as it gets warmer.
Outlook is for the swell to fade out across the day and then it looks like we’re stuck with very tiny to near flat conditions as all the swell energy stays out to sea over the next few days. However, if this morning’s forecast models have it right we could see a fresh south pulse from around midday Tuesday through to Wednesday evening… here’s hoping!
Have a top old Saturday everyone.
A weak ridge of high pressure will slowly drift across the state today, as a cold front approaches from the Bight. Winds will turn northerly over the weekend ahead of this front, which is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern coastal areas from late on Sunday. A low pressure system looks likely to develop over the western Tasman Sea at the start of the new week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly in the middle of the day, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots by evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Sunday 30 July
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
Monday 31 July
- Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.