Stiff 13-17 kts of SSW wind under sunny skies as Sunday got started at Dee Why. But better than that, the predicted swell is beginning to fill in. Sets at the point and along the beach had wave faces into the shoulder high range and it’s going to come up through the day. Might be a plan to hit it earlier than later as the wind is expected to go more south later. Out at sea the MHL buoy was seeing 2.5 metres of 9-second dead south swell as of 0700. High tide of 1.56 m was at 0830. It will be back to low at 1420.
The current swell settings are already bigger than some of the models are predicting, so it looks hopeful across the next couple of days for fun waves at south spots.
A low pressure system is deepening over the central Tasman Sea, while a high approaches from the west. Between these systems, a vigorous south to southwesterly airstream is affecting the New South Wales coast today. Winds should ease later Monday or Tuesday as the low weakens and moves away, although swell generated by this system may linger another day or so. The next cold front is expected to cross southeast Australia mid-week, followed by another at the end of the week, both bringing periods of windy weather to coastal areas.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly in the afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 6 May
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
- South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Tuesday 7 May
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.