A nice looking morning at Dee Why, but there didn’t appear to be anything in the way of surf as of 0750. Wind was coming lightly from the ENE at 5-7 kts, but it should pick up steadily this morning and by this afternoon the Bureau says we can expect 20-25 kts out of the NE. As of 0500 swell was out of the ENE at 7 seconds apart and slightly more than a metre in height. Tide was high at 0410 and is currently dropping to the 0.63 m low at 1100. It’s back to a 1.25 m high at 1630. Speaking of highs, we’re told to expect 30C along the coast today. Ocean has warmed up to 23C and Beachwatch says apart from perennial offenders Birdwood Park and Queenscliff, the water is clean.
Surf outlook is less than wonderous for the next couple of days – and then we’re due to cop a south change that should push up something on Friday while giving us a respite from the heat.
Have a top old Tuesday everybody!
North to northeasterly winds are expected over the waters today with a ridge extending to the northern coast from a high over the Tasman Sea. Winds will freshen in the southern half on Wednesday ahead of the next southerly change, expected over southern Waters during Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 20 to 25 knots tending northeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 30 January
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Thursday 31 January
Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.