2.7 metres at 15 seconds apart from the SE was delivering shoulder plus wave faces for the Sunday crowds along the south end of Dee Why beach. Wind was coming lightly from the north
There looked to be around 30 people in the water at the south end by 0800 but up the beach there were not too many. Council left the beaches open yesterday and as of this writing they’re still all open. Swell is predicted to weaken later in the day (when the wind will be into it). Probably a good idea to check Northern Beaches Council advice on closures here before you take off for a surf.
Wind is set to swing south as the day goes along and despite the nice weather early, there’s an 80% chance of a shower later. Ocean is 22C and water’s clean everywhere according to Beachwatch.
From the look of the models we’re in for a stretch of small, short period waves over the coming week.
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In response to new measures introduced by the State Government that limit the number of people on any beach to 500, some beaches and harbour pools are closed until further notice. This is to encourage appropriate social distancing (1.5m between people) and to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please contact councils for local beach conditions.
A ridge of high pressure is extending along northern parts of the coast. A trough over inland New South Wales is forecast to shift east over the coming days, bringing a southerly change to southern and central waters on today, and continuing through to the north on Thursday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.
Thursday 26 March
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- Southerly 20 to 25 knots tending southeasterly in the middle of the day then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Friday 27 March
- Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers