NNE 11-16kts at North Head as of 0800 under light blue skies. The 0500 report from the MHL buoy showed 1.9 metres at 7.4 seconds from the SE (138°). Tide was low at 0725 and is now filling into a pretty swampy 1.73 m at 1340.
Dee Why looked textured from the wind, but of more concern was the apparent minimal level of wave energy. There were a few bods in just up from the surf club, but I didn’t see them catch anything. I’d say it’s in the knee high range – on sets. Quality at low tide last night was pretty sad, so I’m guessing it’s not a lot better now. If you’re really, really keen…
We’re on track for a high of 30C today along the coast and the Bureau tells us it’ll stay above 30 until Wednesday, when they expect a dip into the high twenties. Ocean’s 21C according to Beachwatch.
If you’re wondering about the surf week ahead, I’d advise referring to the Goat’s latest forecast – which in keeping with our traditions, also features his annual New Year’s message.
Have yourself a fine old Friday everyone!
A high pressure system lies stationary over the Tasman Sea, extending a ridge towards northeast New South Wales and directing north to northeasterly winds over most coastal areas. This pattern will change very little during the next few days, although a couple of troughs will bring brief southerly changes to southern waters today and again on Sunday. A more persistent southerly change is likely to push into central parts of the coast early in the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 29 December
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
2 to 3 metres.
North to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Sunday 30 December
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.