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Posted by: on October 11th, 2017

Hello Friends,

Stopped by Long Reef this morning and as the pictures show, it’s not really a surf day out there. Along with the drizzly heavy overcast, the surf situation is dire. And, from the look of the forecast (see below) we’re not likely to see any improvement today. There’s just no energy in the system right now.
Tomorrow promises to be showery in the morning and then windy from the NE. Unfortunately the models are showing only tiny, short period wind bump for the next week. The doldrums of spring are upon us my friends.
Have yourself a great Wednesday everyone!

Dee Why from Long Reef – looking sad

A morning for beginners to work on the basics

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast, with an increasing trend expected today as a cold front approaches from the west. This front is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast on Thursday, before weakening on the northern coast during Friday. Another high looks set to move across southeast Australia behind the front, and should remain the dominant feature in the region through the weekend.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.
Thursday 12 October
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore at first, south to southwesterly early in the morning then southeasterly in the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
70% chance of rain in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Friday 13 October
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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