When I checked the beach yesterday evening there were little knee to waist high plus waves at spots attuned to the ESE direction, but judging from Dee Why this morning, it definitely hasn’t improved. For some reason the offshore buoy data isn’t working, so I can’t give you a solid set of numbers but the way it looks I’d be very surprised if there was anything much above knee high anywhere. Tide isn’t helping either. It peaks at 0900 and is back to low at 1430. Yesterday’s hopeful outlook for midweek seems to have flipped back to tiny. Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing swell energy ramping up on Friday as the switch flips to southerly. So, the usual deal, good size at the most exposed locations – but with heaps of wind in on top of it. Could be a south corners weekend.
The virus is resurgent in Melbourne, so don’t slack off on the handwashing, physical distancing and avoiding crowded places. Take care and go well everyone.
A complex low pressure system lies over southeast Australia and is slowly moving east, forecast to reach the Tasman Sea later today. This low is then expected to linger well offshore for much of the week, maintaining south to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters throughout the week.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly below 1 metre.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 23 June
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly in the afternoon.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.
Wednesday 24 June
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.