Back to grey skies this morning and surf prospects are only minimal at Dee Why as of 0720 when I grabbed the pic. There were a few people out at the point for some reason, but elsewhere options were less than enticing. Wind was coming lightly from the south and the latest MHL data from 0500 showed 1.6 metres from the S-SSE (166°) at up to 12 seconds on sets (but more like 7 seconds most of the time).
Wind should pick up as the day goes along and swing more to the SE later. Tide is currently coming into the 1.67 m high at 1145. There’s a 70% of a light shower as we head to a high of 24 along the coast.
The Goat should be along later with his weekly prognostications, and as always I’ll be reading it closely. From the shape of the models this morning though, I’m not expecting he’ll be talking about any dramatic improvement over the present rather marginal conditions.
Have a great Thursday and keep on smilin’!
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly in the afternoon, reaching 20 knots offshore.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Friday 11 January
- Easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the late afternoon and evening.
Saturday 12 January
- North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Easterly below 1 metre.