Teeny tiny Tuesday

Posted by: on January 28th, 2020

Hello Friends,

It’s back to school time and that means lighter weekday crowds for those of us lucky enough to have the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. But they’re not arising today at Dee Why. Skies were mostly clear as the day got started and wind was barely registering from the NNE. Sadly, as the pictures reveal, there’s nothing much in the way of surf. I couldn’t see anyone in the water, but I’d guess it’s ankle to knee high or so. That fits with the 0500 data from the MHL Sydney waverider buoy which was showing 6-second, 1.4 metre wind bump from the ENE out at sea. Tide is coming into a high at 1120 and Beachwatch’s latest says the water’s clean and a toasty 23C.

Weather outlook is for a high of 30 along the coast and the possibility of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Swell’s not likely to change across the day, so the SE change later will be kind of irrelevant to surf prospects. Both the Wavewatch and ECM models are showing the short period, gutless stuff persisting through to Friday. Thereafter, Wavewatch predicts an influx of longer period, but very small SE bump. If that prediction turns out to be right, we may possibly see some more energetic knee high sets in the mix – but the models are also showing a typical NE wind pattern, so that bump may be lost in the jumble of short period wind waves. Beyond that, the long range forecasts aren’t currently showing any major change to the summery short period and tiny surf prospects.

Go well with your Tuesday one and all!

 

 

Pretty quiet at 0700

Yep, tiny to flat up the beach.

No takers at the point nor att the beach

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a low pressure trough lies off the central parts of the coast. This trough looks set to move towards the north today and tomorrow, gradually weakening as the next high moves from the Bight to the Tasman Sea during the second half of the week.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly during the morning then tending southeasterly in the afternoon. Winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 29 January
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.
Thursday 30 January
Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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