Little NE looking bumps drifting weakly into Dee Why this morning. The MHL buoy was showing 1.6 m from 130° at 6-seconds apart. As experienced surfers will know, that means really gutless and tiny. I didn’t see anybody trying to catch a wave from the point up to No Mans. Tide was dropping to the 0.7 m low at 0945. Water is on 20C according to Beachwatch.
There was 10-13 kts of NNE wind blowing by 0830 this morning under sunny skies and with the air temperature rising toward the 30C high. The daytime highs won’t be getting below the 30C mark until Sunday according to the Bureau. I looked up Sydney’s average maximum for January and weatherzone says it’s 26 for the highs and 18 for the lows. So far we’re on 28.7 and 20.8 – with less than half the historical average rainfall. Last year broke all records when January averaged 29.8 and 21.6.
The models are predicting a small uptick tomorrow to Friday, but we’re probably only talking waist high at magnet spots for the mainly NE bump.
Have a good one and stay cool!
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing east to northeasterly winds along most of the New South Wales coast. Very little change is expected in this pattern until the weekend, when a trough is likely to bring a southerly change.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
- Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 16 January
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Thursday 17 January
- Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- 1st Swell
- East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.