Much diminished morning

Posted by: on August 23rd, 2017

Hello Friends,
Light westerly winds fanning a gentle looking little 10-sec, 1.2 metre SE swell at Dee Why around 0700. Tide was running into a 1.5m high at 0920. By the time the low arrives at 1515, the wind should be out of the NE. We’re drifting into the doldrums of spring…
There were a few folks in the water at Dee Why, but I didn’t see anyone actually catch a wave. From where they were sitting I’d say the point might occasionally see a waist high bomb and the beach maybe something a touch bigger. But lulls look long and the swell forecast says it’s likely to drop a bit more as the day goes along. And the rest of the week is looking even quieter…
Have yourself a top old Wednesday one and all!

Little lines up the beach at 0710

Hmmm. Maybe… but long waits at 0710

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea is directing north to northeasterly winds along most of the New South Wales coast today as a cold front approaches from the southwest. This front will bring a fresh to strong southerly change to the south coast late today, reaching Sydney Waters overnight and the far north coast during Thursday afternoon. In the wake of the front, a weak low pressure system will develop over the Tasman Sea and a ridge of high pressure extend from the west, which will combine to maintain southerly winds across the waters into the new week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northwest to northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening. A southwesterly change 15 to 20 late at night.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight.
Thursday 24 August
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Friday 25 August
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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