Still on hold at Dee Why

Posted by: on September 13th, 2018

Hello Friends,

A cool and steady 5-10 kt SSW breeze when I climbed aloft for the morning pictures. Skies were sunny but hazy. But we’re still waiting for swell. The MHL data from 0600 this morning was showing 1.6 metres of 7-second wind bump from the S-SSE (168-172°). Tide is running into a 1.6m high.

The wind should peak from the south at 15-20 kts this morning before decreasing and drifting around to the easterly quarters in the afternoon. But there’s no expectation of an improvement to the waves, indeed, it looks as though it might even get smaller over the day. And right now things aren’t looking too special through Saturday. Some models show swell heights perking up on Sunday and Monday, so here’s hoping…

Have a great Thursday one and all!

 

Faint lines at 0720

 

No surfin’ this morning at Dee Why

Weather Situation

A stationary high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a trough has brought a southerly change to southern and central parts. This trough is expected to stall and decay on the Macquarie Coast during today, with northerly winds again extending along the entire coast on Friday as the Tasman high becomes dominant. The next cold front looks set to bring a southerly change during Saturday and early Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 14 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Saturday 15 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the late afternoon or evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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