Sunny morning, but waves? You want waves too?

Posted by: on October 23rd, 2018

Hello Friends,
Haven’t seen a clear morning like this one for awhile. Wind is light too. Unfortunately, as the pictures show, there’s no real sign of surf at Dee Why.
The MHL buoy report from 0400 showed a metre of 9-second bump from the east. As of 0715, wind was coming from the NNW at 4-6 kts. First tide of the daylight hours is the 1.5 m high at 0810. It’s back to a 0.4 m low at 1415. We’re headed to a high of 26. Beachwatch reports water temp is up a touch to 19C.
Outlook is for surf intensity to stay around the current marginal to near flat level for most places for the rest of the week. The wind will pick up again tomorrow from the northern quarters and although the Bureau says the swell will pick up, the models are showing only short period stuff, so I’m not overly hopeful. Oh, and we’ll be back to cloudy conditions again. Beyond that, the long range modelling for our region doesn’t look too exciting. Hope the predicitions prove unduly pessimistic. By then I’ll be sharing my thoughts on matters surfin’ from the other side of the planet as I spend most of November in California.

Have a top old day and good luck wave hunting!

 

Weather Situation

Southeast to northeasterly winds will turn northeasterly and freshen as a cold front approaches from the west. This front is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern waters later today and the remainder of the coast on Wednesday. Winds will begin to turn northeasterly again during Thursday, as a high pressure system moves from the Bight to the Tasman Sea in the wake of the front.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 24 October

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending southerly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 25 October

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late morning then northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Birds enjoying a quiet morning on the lagoon

Only fanitest hint of activity at 0655

No Mans not showing

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