Foggy start to the last day of 2018

Posted by: on December 31st, 2018

0830 and Dee Why socked in


Hello Friends,
Weird sea fog lapping against Dee Why beach as of 0830 when I tried to get a picture of the conditions. Appears I’ll have to wait until later on that front, so for now all I can do is report on the data. At 0600 the MHL buoy was seeing only 1.2 metres at 6 seconds from the ESE. That’s down by 50% compared to yesterday, so my guess is that it’ll be barely possible to catch anything at Dee Why.
When I grabbed the snap, the wind was just a breath from the SW. The forecast tells us we can expect it to swing N-NE as it comes up to a standard summer 15-20 kts later.
Tide was high at 0445 and is currently running out to a 06m low at 1055.
We’re headed to a high of 29C along the beaches and there’s a 40% chance of a shower by this afternoon.
This morning’s swell models are projecting little change from the current very small conditions for the coming week. If you want waves, I’d head down to western Vicco late in the week because they’re currently looking like getting some long period south around Thursday…
Have a great NYE and maybe check back later for an update pic.

Weather Situation
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. A more persistent southerly change is likely to push into central parts of the coast early in the new week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 1 January
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Wednesday 2 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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