Sunny with light NW wind and clean looking lines at Dee Why this morning. Sets looked to be into the shoulder high range at both the point and along the beach. At 0600 the 2 metre swell was coming from 156-160° at 11 seconds apart.
Wind is set to come around to the NE by midday, so the clean conditions at Dee Why won’t last long. Tide is coming into a 1.6 m high at 0930 and will be back out to the 0.35 m low at 1535. Water is 18C according to Beachwatch.
From the look of the forecasts, this morning is really it for the south ends. As the NEr kicks in, the models show the swell beginning to tail off. The very long periods have yet to materialise in the MHL data and tomorrow the predictions are that we’ll be back to small to marginal conditions tomorrow. And beyond that, the weekend and next week are shaping to be rather ho-hum.
Get in if you can and have a top old Thursday!
Northerly winds will increase today with a high pressure system drifting into the Tasman Sea and a front approaching the far west of the state. This front will bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Friday, before continuing to the north on Saturday. Behind this, a new high is expected to move across from the west on Sunday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- Cloud clearing.
- Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 28 September
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
- Mostly sunny.
Saturday 29 September
- South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.