Swell’s dropped again as expected. Clearing(?) skies and 4-5kts of NW breeze early along with 2.6 m 9 second ESE residual swell as the day got started at a fairly busy Dee Why. Quality along the beach looks to be on the unpredictable side and kinda lumpy. Ocean is on 20C but unsurprisingly Beachwatch hoisted pollution likely warnings all up and down the beaches. I’d let the sun cook the surface water for a day or two before getting in. There can be 10 million viruses in a drop of seawater (most of them are harmless to humans though), and after a rain like we’ve had, they’re joined by lots of interesting bacteria from the run-off.
Hope to post a few more pics later, so check back…
Winds and waves along the New South Wales coast are slowly easing as the low pressure system over the Tasman Sea slowly moves east and weakens. Following this, a weak trough is expected to slip south of the state during Wednesday and Thursday without significant impact, before a high pressure system moves over the state by the end of the week. The next significant cold front is expected on Sunday and Monday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southerly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres around midday.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Thursday 28 May
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Friday 29 May
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.