A sparkling post-change morning for Tuesday in Sydney. A classic southerly buster yesterday afternoon swept away the heat and flicked the wind swell around to the south. As of 0400 the MHL buoy was showing 2.3 metres of 9-sec dead south out at sea. Three hours later when I grabbed the pics, there was a hint of a line at Dee Why but for now anyway, the swell is staying out to sea. It’s missing the point and seems to be around the knee to waist mark at No Mans. It should be bigger up the north end and over the hill at Curly.
Wind was SW 10-15 kts at North Head as I wrote this and tide was dropping from the 1.36 m high at 0605 to the low at noon. The wind should stay SW but pick up into the 20-25 kt range as the day goes along.
Tomorrow should see the swell ramp up and the wind to stay SW but throttle back. With luck it’ll still be pushing along into Thursday morning.
Have a great day everyone!
A deep low pressure circulation is expected to develop over the western Tasman Sea today. In combination with a high developing over the Bight, this will maintain fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds over most waters through much of the week, with the potential to generate large seas.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.
Wednesday 1 November
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 metres by early evening.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 2 November
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.