After a mostly gloomy Saturday, Sunday starts off with mostly clear skies along the Sydney coast. There’s an 80% chance of showers by late this afternoon and then we’re in for plenty of rain right through to next weekend. As you can see from the pics, it wasn’t exactly booming at Dee Why this morning. There were a few folk on long craft at the point jagging ankle to knee high rock-runners on the inside. I didn’t see anyone actually catch a wave at the beach, but I doubt it’d be substantially different from the point. A quick look at some of the cams, suggests not unsurprisingly, that the same situation applies everywhere. Take the long board to your fave south spot and you might get lucky.
Water quality seems to be good everywhere too, and weirdly (not in a good way, really) the temp has bumped up to 19C.
The swell models show the big energy arriving Tuesday morning. The early stuff looks likely to be in the 3-4 m, 10 sec range from the SSE Tuesday, and then building to what could be a peak around the 5-5.5 m mark with 12 second periods. Of course it’ll be rainy and windy, so surf options will be extremely limited.
Go well and enjoy the sunshine this morning!
A cold front is forecast to cross the coast today before deepening into a low off the southern coast tonight. This low will deepen during Monday and linger in the region through Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing vigorous winds and large waves. During the second half of the week the low will weaken and move away to the east, to be replaced by a ridge of high pressure.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Variable below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 13 July
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 14 July
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending east to southeasterly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.