Sparkling morning at Dee Why with light westerly wind and mostly clear skies. Unfortunately there was no sign of surf at Dee Why. However, the Bureau tells us that along with the wind picking up into the 20-30 kt range from the W-SW, we should see a combo of south and NE swell out at sea. Whether we’ll get much we can surf on is not clear from the models. Some say waist to chest is possible others are predicting no real change because the periods will be too short. Speaking of short periods, the MHL buoy was seeing 1.5 metres of 6-second SSW wind bump as of 0500. Tide is currently dropping to the low at 0815 and it’ll be back to a 1.6m high at 1455.
The Goat should be along later with an outlook for next week. From my quick glance at the models this morning though, I’m hoping those predicting something surfable across the weekend prove right, rather than the others showing only short-period wind bump for then next week…
Have a great Thursday everybody!
A vigorous cold front is moving along the north coast of New South Wales this morning, with northerly winds shifting west to southwesterly in its wake. A strong high over central Australia is extending a ridge into New South Wales. The high is expected to remain dominant until the next cold front arrives on the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
- 1st Swell
- Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- 40% chance of showers this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Friday 15 September
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Saturday 16 September
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower