Heavy overcast and light WSW wind as Thursday kicked off. A very faint wind bump is dribbling in from the south, but as far as Dee Why’s concerned, it’s too weak and tiny to catch. Swell is about a metre out at sea, but it’s dead south and only 5-6 seconds apart. Could be a good day for the Garden if we get the showers as expected, but surfin’ is off the agenda for today.
Wind is set to go southerly tomorrow and that ought to chase the swell up, but I don’t like our chances for anything much in the way of quality. I wonder if the Goat will have a different view…
Have a top old Thursday and take the brolly!
A complex low pressure system over the southern inland of New South Wales extends a trough to central parts of the coast. Winds today will tend south to southeasterly south of the trough, and northerly to its north. The low pressure is forecast to move east, reaching the Tasman Sea overnight, and causing winds to shift south to southeasterly throughout during Friday. A ridge will briefly develop in the wake of the low, ahead of a return to northerly winds on the weekend ahead of an approaching front.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, tending variable about 10 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Friday 27 October
Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Southerly below 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.
Saturday 28 October
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly below 1 metre during the morning.