A gorgeous morning as Sunday gets going. Wind was coming from the west at 10-15 kts as of 0830. Waves looked to be in the knee to maybe waist high range at Dee Why. Swell is dead south at 2 metres but only 8 seconds apart, so better exposed spots might be a touch bigger than Dee Why this morning.
Tide was high at 0555 and is currently dropping about a metre to the 0.58 m low at 1240. By then the wind should be going harder than it is now. Looking at the buoy data from down south suggests that we’re not likely to see any significant change to the swell energy levels across the day. If anything, the strong offshores might work against us. However, both the ECM and Wavewatch show it gradually increasing a little overnight, so maybe tomorrow morning will be more interesting…
As for the rest of the week, it looks as though we should have little waves but nothing too intense and mostly in the knee to waist range.
Have a great Sunday everyone!
A high pressure system in the Bight is extending a ridge across New South Wales, in the wake of a vigorous cold front. The high will drift slowly east during the next few days, maintaining southeast to southwesterly winds over most waters today and Monday, shifting northerly in some parts during Tuesday as the high reaches the Tasman Sea. A weak trough looks set to move over the coast mid-week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the morning, turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Monday 1 April
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 2 April
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.