Lots of folk in the water on a slightly hazy but sunny Sunday morning at Dee Why. Waves looked to be waist to chest with maybe even the odd plus. It’s about 1.3 metres from the east with a period in the 9 second range. As of 0730, wind was coming lightly from the SW at 5-7 kts. The Bureau says it’ll wander around to the E-NE around lunchtime as it picks up into the 10-15 kt range.
First tide of the daylight hours is a 1.58m high at 0930.
Weather is set to be sunny as it heads to a high of 28C along the coast. Water is 21C. Beaches should be clean apart from lagoon runoff at Longy, North Curly and Queenscliff.
The swell prediction models are showing today being as big as it gets for the next week, and beyond that they’re not predicting anything above marginal. Hope they’re wrong!
Have a great Sunday and be patient if you go for a wave, it’s gonna be very busy.
A trough lies over central parts of the coast, directing southerly winds this morning and early afternoon before decaying later today. A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge to northern parts of the coast with north to northeasterly flow. On Monday a trough is expected to bring a brief southerly change to the south before a second, more significant, cold front brings a vigorous southerly change along the New South Wales coast during Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds tend north to northeasterly in the evening, reaching up to 20 knots offshore.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Easterly around 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday 8 April
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Tuesday 9 April
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres developing from the late afternoon or evening.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.