Looks very tiny most places this morning, but if Northy is any guide, north corners are picking up waist plus waves. However, if you’re thinking about Dee Why, expect ankle to knee at the south end and knee to thigh up toward Longy. But there’s a bit of a wait in lake like conditions between the sets. There’s a mix of microscopic south and about a metre of 8-second NNE bump as the day gets started.
First tide of the day was the high at 0730 and by the time it’s low again at 1330, the wind should be 20-30 kts from the north, swinging SW toward dusk.
A high pressure system centred over the northern Tasman sea and a cold front approaching from the west are directing northerly winds over New South Wales waters. A weak southerly change is moving through southern coastal waters this morning ahead of the front. A stronger west to southwesterly change will sweep through most New South Wales waters this afternoon with the passage of the front.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly in the late afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this afternoon.
Sunday 27 October
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting east to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Monday 28 October
Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming easterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.