At 0630 Dee Why was seeing shoulder to head high plus sets at the point and along the beach. Skies were mostly cloudy and wind was coming from the west at around 8-9 kts. Tide was running in to a 1.6 m high at 0815. The MHL buoy hasn’t updated since yesterday morning, so I can’t provide solid numbers, but going by the Bureau’s modelling, it would seem that this morning is likely to be the peak. So the plan is to hit it ASAP I’d say.
Tomorrow should see the waves back into the marginal range and right now it seems likely to bump around in that territory for the next week.
Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!
A high pressure system over the state’s west is extending a ridge towards the coast, promoting generally lighter winds today, with afternoon sea breezes developing in many areas. By Thursday this high is expected to be over the northern Tasman Sea, where it should remain slow-moving for the following few days. A trough may bring a weak southerly change to southern waters during Friday, otherwise northerly winds will dominate until the next cold front arrives later on the weekend.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning, then east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Thursday 21 September
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Friday 22 September
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.