Gloomy skies, bumpy little waves

Posted by: on August 27th, 2019

Hello Friends,

10-17 kts of SE wind and lowering skies to start the day at Dee Why. Swell was about 1.5 m out at sea and coming from the SE at a choppy 7 econds apart. As the pictures show, this meant lumpy, choppy and just barely big enough to catch waves. I’d call it waist on sets.
Tide was high at 0520 and is currently dropping to the low at 1100. Ocean temp has dropped a bit more and is now 16C according to Beachwatch.
Outlook is for conditions to bumble along at around the current intensity for the next few days at least. There’s a virtual certainty of rain today and we can expect the percipitation to wax and wane right through to Sunday.
Surf prospects look pretty ordinary until about Sunday – at the earliest.
Good weather for the bush and our gardens though.
Have a top old Tuesday everyone!

Little wave at No Mans 0650

Sydney in the gloom

Keen rider oars into one at Kiddies 0650

Possible activity at the point 0700

Weather Situation
A weak high pressure system is centred over the central Tasman Sea, with another over the Bight. Between these systems, a broad trough lies near the New South Wales coast, within which a low is expected to develop today. A cold front skimming across the state’s south on Wednesday is expected to push the trough eastwards across the Tasman Sea, although a new trough is forecast to develop off the central and northern coasts on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning, reaching 25 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.
Wednesday 28 August
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Thursday 29 August
Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening.

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