No real sign of a wave at Dee Why when I checked for the first time around 0715. Interestingly the 0500 data from the MHL buoy was showing 1.3 metres of 13-sec SSE out at sea. So you might find a knee to waist set at a magnet. Part of the problem has to be the deep 1.7 m high tide at 0910, so maybe possibly there might be a little more energy showing as it drops back. Problem is the NE’r will be 15-20 kts later, so options are likely to be limited to the north corners – and that’s assuming the swell stands up to the wind.
The Bureau’s and other swell models indicate a small hope of improvement midweek but we’re talking only very slight. Beyond that the highly speculative long range outlook was not inspiring this morning. Basically it looks like summer tininess lasting beyond Christmas.
Have a top old Monday everyone and go well with your plans!
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea with a ridge to the northwest is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales north coast. A weak trough may bring a very brief southerly change to the south coast today before a front brings a more substantial change to most of the coast on Wednesday and Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening.
Tuesday 19 December
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 20 December
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly during the morning then shifting southerly during the afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.