Humid and warm start to the day at Dee Why. Waves are in the knee high range on the rare sets along the beach. The point wasn’t doing anything and there were only a couple of people in the water. As of 0730 the wind was 4-5 kts from the NNE at North Head. The MHL data from 0500 was showing 1.5 m of sub-7 sec wind bump from the north and SSE. Tide is dropping to a 0.58 m low at 1210.
The wind should kick up later and be in the 15-25 kt range from the NE by this afternoon. The morning overcast should give way to a partly cloudy afternoon as we head to a high of 32C. Water has crept up to 21C according to Beachwatch. Waves aren’t likely to improve today but maybe tomorrow we’ll get a little uptick – if the more optimistic models have it right.
Have a good Thursday and stay happy!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing east to northeasterly winds along most of the New South Wales Waters. Northeasterly winds will freshen along the central and northern parts of the coast during the afternoon. A trough and associated southerly change is expected to move through the southern half of the Waters Saturday morning, then extend to the Mid North Coast later Saturday, before stalling and weakening on Sunday. East to northeasterly winds are expected throughout by Monday evening as another high pressure system becomes established in the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Mostly sunny.
Friday 18 January
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Saturday 19 January
- Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.