If there were waves, this morning would be magic. But as you can see from the picture, there’s no swell at Dee Why. According to the MHL data, it was 0.9 m at 11 seconds from 176° (ie dead south). Wind was out of the west 9-14 kts at report writing time, but it should swing SW and pick up into the 20-25kts ahead of a SE change later. First tide of the day was at 0730 and it’ll be back to high at 1330. Ocean is still 24C and water quality is pretty good at all but a couple of beaches (Longy and North Curly lagoon entrances). It should be sunny all day and is heading to a high of 25.
Outlook is for the swell to stay out of the south through Thursday according to both the ECM and Wavewatch models. The models then diverge from Friday with the ECM predicting easterly bump Friday-Saturday then going back dead south as it spikes briefly Sunday (but stays short-period). Wavewatch sees it staying south with north wind Friday and then heaps of south wind Saturday before going westerly on Sunday. So, should be interesting to see how the Goat sorts out all the strands for us on Thursday.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!
A strong cold front over the central coast will continue to move northeast today to reach the far north coast this afternoon. In the wake of this front, a high pressure ridge is expected to build today and during Wednesday as a high centre to the west drifts across southeastern Australia, with winds tending east to southeasterly.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- The chance of a thunderstorm offshore early this morning. Sunny afternoon.
Wednesday 27 March
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly below 10 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy.
Thursday 28 March
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.