Looking pretty rough and ready this morning at Dee Why. Wind is still southerly and was 12-20 kts at 0630 when I grabbed the snaps of Dee Why. As you can see, it’s not booming, and the surface conditions make the waist high waves less than inviting. Swell is coming from the south and NNE with the former dominating. Out at sea it’s 2.8 metres at 10-seconds apart.
Tide was low at 0540 and is now coming into a moderate 1.37m high at 1140. It should be sunny today as we head toward an atumnal 21C high. Water is sitting on 21C.
From the shape of the forecasts, it would seem that our swell is peaking right now and by this time tomorrow it will be smaller and closer together. The southerly will still be going through Thursday morning. It should fade overnight so that surface conditions are better for Friday morning – when, unfortunately, it looks as though the swell will be very small to flat. Right now next week is shaping to be marginal at best.
Have a top old Wednesday everybody!
A cold front that crossed the region yesterday has left fresh to strong southerly winds in its wake. These winds are expected to ease today and Thursday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea from the west, and extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Thursday 11 April
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 12 April
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy.