Nice cool and grey morning with 8-10 kts of ESE onshore roughing up a couple of metres of 8 second S-SSE wind swell. Set wave faces at Dee Why as of 0830 looked to be into the chest plus range at the point and waist to chest along the beach. There was a small crew on it at the former and it looked as though you typically got off a turn before the lumpy bumpy conditions made it section. Low quality, but at least you can have a moment on your feet with some face in front of you.
Tide was high at 0540 and will be low again at 1210. We’re going to a high of 25C and there’s a 70% chance of a light sprinkle. Visibility is around 3-5 km from RealSurf HQ and the Bureau has issued a forecast alert for Poor Air Quality.
The forecast models show wave energy staying about the same tomorrow but then fizzling out from Wednesday onward. There seems to be hope of a slight uptick into the surfable range for the weekend though.
Have a good Monday!
A low pressure trough is lingering on the northern New South Wales coast today, while a new high pressure system develops over the southern Tasman Sea. This high will become dominant during Tuesday, bringing a gradual shift back to northeasterly winds in most coastal areas, before the next southerly change affects southern and central waters during Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 7 January
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 8 January
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening