Not much happening this morning at Dee Why. There were a couple of folks up the beach and inside at the point, but I didn’t see any waves caught. It looked to be in the knee high range with maybe the odd slightly bigger one. The wind was out of the N-NNE at 7-12 kts, so surface conditions were definitely on the choppy side. Out at sea the latest buoy data was showing 1.5 metres of 6 second bump from the NE. Tide was low at 0645 and will be back to high at 1245. We’re set to reach 25C today and there’s a 50% chance of a light shower. Tomorrow is currently shaping to be rainy with northerly wind and a bit more wave energy. Ocean is on 22C.
Go well with your day folks and don’t slack off on the distancing, handwashing and not touching your face. Numbers of reported cases are down, but there’s still active infection around. Remember this whole thing started with a single case.
By Order of the Federal Government, our beaches are open for exercise only – surfing, swimming, running and walking. Beaches will be closed due to unsafe conditions and or mass gatherings. All pools are closed at this time.
Please see some commonly asked questions about the beach closures.
If people are sunbaking or gathering on the beach, they will be asked to move along by our lifeguards, rangers or the police.
Due to the risk of Coronavirus and acting on direction of NSW and Federal Governments, Council has closed many public areas. View the latest updates on the evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In addition, it is against the law to gather with more than two people in public, except:
- for members of the same household
- where the gathering is essential for work or education
- If you go out, stay 1.5 metres away from other people at all times.
The rules are also now enforceable and Police are issuing fines of $1000 for individuals and $5000 for companies. These are difficult circumstances and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
A high pressure system lies near New Zealand, while a strong cold front is approaching New South Wales from the west. Between these systems, most coastal waters will see fresh to strong northerly winds today. The front is expected to bring a gusty change to the southern coast early Thursday, continuing through central and northern parts in the afternoon and evening. Following this, windy conditions are forecast to remain in many coastal areas through to the weekend as a deep low develops near Tasmania and a new high pushes across from the west.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Thursday 30 April
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore, shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 1 May
- Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.