Swell has dropped overnight and this morning at first light Dee Why was seeing very occasional sets into the chest range, but mostly it was smaller than that. The MHL data from 0500 showed 1.5 metres of 11-12 sec energy from the SSE (155°), but looking at it, I reckon it’s probably a bit smaller now. Tide will reach a 1.35 m high at 0820 and will be back to a 0.6 m low at 1355. Wind was light from the WNW at report time.
As always, I’m looking forward to seeing the Goat’s forecast later today. From what I’m seeing, there’s not much of interest on the charts over the near term. It’s academic where I’m personally concerned because from Sunday I’m into postcard mode again for the month of July. I’ll try to bob up with the odd over-the-horizon thoughts as wi-fi and schedule permit. And of course there’ll be pictures of this and that too. Needless to say, The Goat will be posting his predictions and possibly a few other morsels along the way.
Have a great Thursday!
A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea, is directing east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. From late today, winds will turn west to northwesterly as a trough moves over the western Tasman Sea and the high towards New Zealand. Behind this winds will tend west to southwesterly as another ridge extends across the state during the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 29 June
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 30 June
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the day.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Southerly below 1 metre.