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The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on April 23rd, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 23 April 2020; Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Lovely weather, nice water temp, and some more of you will be able to get back in the water soon, to take a load off other beaches… but the surf outlook is small to small… Who cares.. it’s nice just to stick your head in the water to clear it 🙂

Surf outlook is basically – Friday to Wednesday 1 metre or less. There might be a little Noreast windswell buildup by next Thursday.

Until then.. Stay well and keep a clear head.

TG.

Bondi

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-22/sydney-morning-briefing-wednesday-april-21/12169844

Maroubra

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-update-randwick-city-council-lifts-restrictions-on-coogee-clovelly-beaches-c-985570

Up in the Air

Stable weather… and I don’t mean just for horses..  boom boom

MSLP Analysis for Thu Apr 23 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 23 07:30:00 2020

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-34.062,150.695,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp around 22 ,23

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau:

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Mostly clear.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. Light northeast to northwesterly winds.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

Friday 24 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 28
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning, tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Sydney 16 28
Sunny. Penrith 13 30
Sunny. Liverpool 13 29
Sunny. Terrey Hills 14 27
Sunny. Richmond 13 29
Sunny. Parramatta 13 29
Sunny. Campbelltown 11 29
Sunny. Bondi 17 26

Saturday 25 April

Summary
Min 15
Max 26
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Patchy morning fog, mainly in the west. Sunny day. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

Sunday 26 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 28
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then turning westerly during the afternoon.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

Monday 27 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 24
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds.

Tuesday 28 April

Summary
Min 17
Max 24
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of thunderstorms along the coastal fringe. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 29 April

Summary
Min 18
Max 26
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Thursday 30 April

Summary
Min 15
Max 22
Mostly sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.


Another sunny and tiny day at the beach

Posted on April 23rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Not a day for surfing at Dee Why. You could go for a walk along the sand with the family, but it’s paddle exercise only in the ocean this morning. I’m getting back on the bike for my daily exercise later. Hundreds of others have the same idea, so I’ve taken to avoiding the crowded paths by exploring random routes through the quieter streets in nearby suburbs.

Just for the record, swell at sea was 0.9 metres at 6-8 seconds from 170°.  Wind was light from the WNW under mostly clear skies. Waves at Dee Why looked to be in the ankle to knee plus range. Water is still 22C. High tide was at 0825.

The Goat will be along later with his call for the surf prospects in the coming week. For what it’s worth, I’m not expecting much…

Look after yourself and keep your distance!

0845 Thursday morning at Dee Why

Looking north 0845

 

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.

 

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure will remain across New South Wales during the next few days. A cold front will skim across the state’s far south on Friday, with another expected later on the weekend. The passing of these fronts will bring short-lived southerly changes to southern coastal waters.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 24 April
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon then becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Saturday 25 April
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.


Beautiful day, but no waves to speak of

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Swell at sea is hanging around the 0.6 metre mark at 9-10 seconds from the SSE. There was no sign of surfable waves at Dee Why though. Wind was around 10 kts from the WNW at 0730. Weather should be sunny all day and going to a summery 26C. Water temp’s on 22C.
Outlook on the surf front continues bleak for Sydney. The swell forecast models are projecting very small and short period wind bump through the weekend and into next week. Wish it was otherwise, but, we’re surfers and we know all about waiting out the lulls.
Go well with your day!
 

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.

Dee Why Autumnal surf slumber in the sun

North and South Head under bright blue skies


Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge will persist across the state this week, with a series of cold fronts slipping away to the south. These fronts are expected to bring occasional short-lived southerly changes to southern coastal waters.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 23 April
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 24 April
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Zippo on Tuesday morning

Posted on April 21st, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Only half a metre at 11 seconds from the SSE out at sea on what is otherwise a beautiful Autumn morning along the beaches. There’s no surf, so you’ll have to come up with alternative exercise options.

The forecast models are all telling us that the flatness will likely persist through the weekend for Sydney.

Here’s hoping the predictions turn out to have been unduly pessimistic. In the meantime, stay safe everyone!

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.

Only the tiniest hint of a line

Lone SUP’r getting exercise 0745

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge will persist across the state this week, with a series of cold fronts slipping away to the south. These fronts are expected to bring occasional short-lived southerly changes to southern coastal waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 22 April
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 23 April
Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the day then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.


Grey skies, smooth seas, occasional waves

Posted on April 20th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell has faded overnight as expected but there were still a few waist to chest plus sets turning up between the lulls. The grey skies and slight chill to the air seem to have decreased the crowds at Dee Why. Only a few people at the point sitting out the long waits for waves and a lot fewer along the beach too. Swell at sea has dropped to 1.4 metres at 11 seconds from 178° (dead south). Water is 21C and next tide is a low at 1300.
From the shape of the forecast models today could be the last day with the odd good wave for some time. If they have it right, coastal exercisers are in for beach walking and swimming but no surfing for the rest of the week.
Go well, stay safe and wash your hands!

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.

No Mans section at 0800

Set of the day at Dee Why

Looking north under grey skies


More swell, more crowds for Sunday morning

Posted on April 19th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
There’s a 70% chance of showers for today, but this morning was sunny over the beaches (albeit with clouds off to the south). Swell has bumped up a little since yesterday morning and as of 0910 was 1.8 m from 183° (dead south) at 11 seconds. Swell looked to be missing the point on lots of sets and up the beach the long period was ensuring most waves were shutting down. Size was in the chest plus range on the bigger ones. Tide was high at 0600 and is currently dropping to the low at 1225. As of 0900 the wind was WSW at 3-4 kts, but the Bureau says it should drift around to the east and NE as the day goes along. According to this morning’s beachwatch observations, the ocean is up a touch to 22C.
Looking ahead, the models are generally predicting a fade to near flat by midweek.
Take care everyone, wash your hands frequently too because the virus can persist for hours (even days) on surfaces.
 

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.

Looks like weather off to the south at 0900


Still the odd shoulder plus set rolling through at the point.

Weather Situation
A coastal low trough is expected to deepen this morning as an upper disturbance moves across the region, but this trough will then weaken this afternoon and evening as the upper disturbance moves away to the east. Meanwhile, a high will move over New South Wales and persist over the state for the next few days. A cold front will slip away to the south of the high on Monday, but will bring freshening northwest winds to southern waters.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending variable about 10 knots at times.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 20 April
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting westerly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy.
Tuesday 21 April
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.


Clean small and crowding up quickly

Posted on April 18th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Clean, little and a bit chilly as Saturday kicked off along the beaches. Water was getting crowded at anywhere with a plausible peak. Swell at sea was 1.7 m at 11-12 seconds apart from 169° (south by SSE) but along the beaches the size ranged from knee to waist to waist to chest plus, depending on how well tuned a spot was to the swell. Water is 21C. Wind was out of the west at around 10kts. Tide was high at 0510 and is dropping to the low at 1145. Weather should be sunny with a high of 23C.

Tomorrow looks like being onshore, cloudy with a chance of a shower and an uptick in the dead south swell.

The rest of the week is shaping to be kind of marginal, particularly mid-week. So nothing special in the forecasts, but not terrible for those taking their exercise in the water.

Maintain your distance folks!

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.

 

Long Reef 0645

Micro at the point

No Mans to Kiddies 0745

Near the Pole

Near the lagoon, Long Reef

Busy and small at Narrabeen

South Narrabeen empty

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough will linger near the northern coast today whilst a ridge will extend over the southern waters from a high pressure system over South Australia. The high will move over New South Wales on Sunday and then persist over the state for the next few days. Meanwhile, a cold front will slip away to the south of the high on Monday, but will bring freshening northwest winds to southern waters on Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Sunday 19 April
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 20 April
Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Sunny and crazy crowded again

Posted on April 17th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

After a dull old Thursday during which the waves did actually improve, this morning sees yet another day of surf for the exercise seekers. And boy are there a lot of them at the point. No way separation is being consistently maintained out there. As of Wednesday evening, there were 150 cases of COVID-19  on the Northern Beaches  Only Sydney and Waverley have higher counts (155 & 177). So the virus really is around. What’s more, infected people can be shedding virus with every breath for up to two days before they experience symptoms.
If you’re going to get wet, I’d say the beachy would generally be safer than any reefs or points. Unfortunately, the banks continue to be an issue. Shutdowns are the order of the day at every beach I’ve checked on my bike rides over the last week.
And the outlook, why it’s Friday morning, so the Goat has a fresh forecast for your consideration…
Go well!

Another shutdown rifles south along the beach

Another straighthander coming up

Mobbed but sets for sure

Sharing a set at the point 0830

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.

Weather Situation
A cold front has brought a southerly change to the southern and central New South Wales waters overnight and will continue to move through to the northern coast today. This feature is then forecast to linger as a trough over northern waters across the weekend, as a new ridge of high pressure pushes across from the west and further fronts slip to the south.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, reaching up to 2 metres offshore in the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Saturday 18 April
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.
Sunday 19 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast Etc

Posted on April 16th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast Etc

Surf forecast issued Thursday 16 April 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

TG has been contemplating his navel.  I don’t know if it’s an optical illusion or not, but it seems to be getting bigger!

When the surf is any good, (or when it might be suitable for him), he doesn’t bother,  because it’s crowded.

Normally at this time of year a lot of families (or himself) would have gone away… up or down the coast, interstate, or overseas… but they haven’t for public health reasons. So they are all here, at the few beaches where surfing is still currently allowed.

Purely in the interest of public health during these school hols, he feels obliged to pass on to you that the Copper Chopper has been regularly checking beaches and parking areas for crowding, police patrol cars have been doing random checks of car regos for out of area people to please explain, and beaches that get too crowded have been closed.

Yes it’s all a pain.  But it could be worse, and no pain, no gain as they say.

Surf

Friday: around 1- 1+ metres South East

Saturday: Ditto

Sunday: Ditto due South

Monday: 1 metre or less South East

Tuesday: Ditto due South

Wednesday: Ditto East South East

Thursday: less than 1 metre South East

Stay safe. Stop the spread.

Things can only get better>>> (sing it in your head:)

TG

Up in the Air

MSLP Analysis for Thu Apr 16 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 16 06:30:00 2020

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-34.066,150.816,5

Down in the Sea

image

Forecast from the Bureau

Friday 17 April

Summary
Min 17
Max 26
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Sydney 17 26
Sunny. Penrith 15 27
Sunny. Liverpool 15 26
Sunny. Terrey Hills 16 25
Sunny. Richmond 15 27
Sunny. Parramatta 15 26
Sunny. Campbelltown 13 25
Sunny. Bondi 18 24

Saturday 18 April

Summary
Min 13
Max 23
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

Sunday 19 April

Summary
Min 14
Max 20
Showers.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 15 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

Monday 20 April

Summary
Min 13
Max 22
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Light winds.

Tuesday 21 April

Summary
Min 14
Max 25
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Wednesday 22 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 27
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.

Thursday 23 April

Summary
Min 14
Max 23
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf


Back to tiny

Posted on April 16th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

High overcast this morning, wind was light from the NNW as of 0900. Yesterday’s swell looked like it might last into another day, but at least where Dee Why’s concerned, it’s faded away. Out at sea heights were still a respectable 1.7 metres and period’s a useful 12 seconds. Swell is coming from the SSE (164°). On the numbers, there should be some chest high sets at magnets. So, not quite sure why it was so quiet at Dee Why. A lull maybe? Might get out on the pushy for a look later…
Stay safe everyone.

 

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.

Hanging out with hope 0830

Amazing, actually caught one…

Weather Situation
Northerly winds are increasing ahead of a cold front which is forecast to bring a vigorous southerly change to the southern half of the New South Wales coast this afternoon and evening. This change is then expected to weaken as it moves further north during Friday. After this, a new ridge of high pressure is expected to push across from the west with another front passing to the south.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, reaching up to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 17 April
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the very early morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Saturday 18 April
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.