Micro morning at Dee Why

Posted by: on November 28th, 2017

Hello Friends,

Just a faint offshore breeze at 0615 ensured a smooth surfaced ocean at Dee Why. Out at sea the MHL buoy was detecting a metre of 9-sec ESE bump, but from what I could see, it wasn’t translating into surf. No one seemed to be in the water and there was no obvious reason to think there should be. Tide was a 1.3 m high at 0430 and is now dropping to a 0.7m low at 1015.

We’re going to a high of 26 with a 30% chance of a sprinkle or two in the afternoon. By then the wind is expected to be coming from the south, but only at around 10 kts.

This morning’s swell modelling continues to project flat to near flat until Friday morning or so.  But thereafter it seems we could see a period of stong NE wind and accompanying building NE wind swell. Then over the weekend the wind swings south and by Sunday there could be a mix of reasonable size NE and S wind swell. It then looks like maybe the wave energy will stick around and the wind starts to back off, particularly in the mornings of Monday ant Tuesday. Maybe. Possibly. We can hope!

Have a great Tuesday and get up to some good where you can!

 

Not a hint of a line up the beach

Temple pokes above the morning fog

No sign of a wave at the point

 

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards northeast New South Wales, directing east to northeasterly winds along the north coast, while a feeble trough has brought a weak southerly change to the southern half of the coast. Winds will turn east to northeasterly throughout by Wednesday as the trough dissipates and the ridge reasserts its dominance over southern waters. Northeasterly winds will freshen towards the end of the week ahead of a more significant southerly chance forecast for the weekend.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending southerly about 10 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Wednesday 29 November

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 30 November

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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