Smaller but not flat

Posted by: on September 30th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Grey skies this morning and the prospect of the odd light shower on the cards for us today. Swell has faded overnight and it looked as though the point was the only option at the Dee Why end of the beach as of 0630. As the pictures show, sets were in the waist high range at the point, and not big enough up toward No Mans to have attracted any takers. Out at sea the swell was 1.8 metres at 12-13 seconds from the SSE (164°) and tide was just coming into the 1.4 m high at 0720. Wind was coming lightly from the NNW and it’s expected to pick up into the 15-25 kts from the north as the day goes along.

The Bureau has hoisted the warning for deceptive surf conditions and the models show an influx of 15-16 sec SE swell from this afternoon, so it they have it right, tomorrow could be pretty solid at south magnets. With luck the energy will stick around into the weekend.

Look after yourselves and take those masks for when you go inside.

Waist high on sets at 0630

Not much showing up the beach at 0630

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea while a trough is approaching from the west. This trough looks set to bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Thursday. After this, the high is forecast to again become the dominant feature and extend a ridge across the northern Tasman Sea towards southeastern Queensland.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 1 October

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 2 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.

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