Swell at Dee Why point was solidly overhead on the sets at 0630, but the Bureau says it should fade noticeably by around midday. But it shouldn’t go flat. The call is for southerly wind later but it was offshore at 0630 when I checked the ocean for the first time. Low tide was at 0710 and will be back to a 1.4 metre high at 1350. By then the south wind should be a factor, although on the hopeful side, the forecast does say it’ll be fading to light and variable as we head to a 18 high under partly cloudy skies.
Tomorrow should be sunny and small but not not flat with light offshores all morning. The Bureau and the models show another southerly event with both wind and swell kicking up again into the solid range at south magnets for Thursday. This morning’s model consensus suggests we can expect south swell in the waist to shoulder plus range right through the weekend.
Get amongst it if you can and have a great Tuesday!
A slow-moving low over the Tasman Sea continues to direct southerly winds along the New South Wales coast whilst a high south of the Bight extends a ridge to southeast Australia. Winds along the coast should continue to ease today. A cold front over the Southern Ocean should reach Tasmania tonight and then move along the New South Wales coast on Wednesday bringing another fresh southerly airstream. The high is expected to move over Tasmania in the wake of the front with a ridge of high pressure extending northwards across the state. Another low will develop over the Tasman Sea and as it moves towards New Zealand the ridge will move over the east of the state before a high centre develops over the northern Tasman Sea on the weekend.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 30 August
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere.
Thursday 31 August
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers