10-15 kts of south wind under grey and smoky skies this morning in Dee Why. As the pictures show, the ocean’s bumpy and choppy inshore and waves are around the waist high range. The wind will keep coming from southerly quarters over the next couple of days, but it’ll go more SE from late today. The latest MHL data from 0600 shows the swell at sea is dead south and 2 metres at 10 seconds. Tide is dropping to the low at 1100. We should see a high of 25 along the coast and Beachwatch says the water’s 20C.
A quick scan of the swell models suggests that the coming week is unlikely to deliver us much in the way of quality surf options along the Sydney coast. In that respect, it’s pretty much the usual summer ho-hum outlook. There’s a prospect of some light precipitation tomorrow, so here’s hoping it’ll help the firefighters get on top of things.
Go well with your Sunday!
A low pressure trough which brought a southerly change to southern and central parts of the New South Wales coast during Saturday is expected to stall and weaken on the north coast later today. A new high pressure system will develop over the Tasman Sea during Monday, bringing a gradual shift back to northeasterly winds in most coastal areas by Tuesday. The next southerly change is forecast to affect southern and central waters during Wednesday and Thursday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southeasterly in the evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Monday 6 January
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore in the afternoon, tending northeast to southeasterly in the evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly below 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Tuesday 7 January
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.