Another lazy summer morning at Dee Why with little, barely surfable bumps rolling slowly in. Not too crowded and if you were lucky, you might score something approaching waist high. Yesterday’s unexpected little south pulse has faded away. The MHL buoy data from 0600 showed 1.7 m of 7-second east along with some residual longer period south component. So who knows, maybe there are still a few sneaker south sets turning up every now and then…
Wind was out of the NNE at 6-9 kts as of 0850 and tide was coming into a 1.85 m high at 1245. Skies were cloudless and a bit hazy as we head to a high of 29 along the coast (the Bureau is again advising that Ozone levels are high across the Sydney region). Beach watch reports good water quality everywhere and a sea temp of 21°C. Noice.
Outlook is unchanged from yesterday’s forecasts, ie sunny and hot weather with afternoon NE’ly wind into the 15-25 kt range across the next three days. Swell outlook is puny today and then maybe slightly less puny through the weekend. Summer NE wind bump magnets are the go. Longer range outlook is pretty much the same. It’ll be interesting to see what the Goat thinks later today…
Have a top Thursday and keep on smilin’!
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will direct north to northeasterly winds along most of the coast for the remainder of this week. A number of weak troughs are forecast to affect the southern coast over the next few days, resulting in brief southerly changes.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore at first, otherwise 15 to 25 knots, locally up to 30 knots in the evening.
1 to 2 metres.
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Friday 28 December
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 29 December
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.