Still showery with a blustery 15-20 kt southerly scudding the clouds across the sky and tearing up the ocean. Dee Why didn’t look remotely surfable as of 0700 and given the forecast for strong winds through the day, I’d say that’s pretty unlikely to change. Out at sea the swell was 3 metres with another 3 metres of sea on top. Peak periods are 11 seconds from the SE. Not that it matters from a surfing perspective, but high tide hit at 0640 and it’s now dropping to the low at 12320. Weather should stay mostly cloudy with the occasional shower.
Tomorrow should see a more SW’ly wind pattern with a couple metres of SE swell holding out hope for a wave – but water quality is not good, in fact Beachwatch yesterday warned that pollution is likely at most beaches.
Go well and stay safe!
A high pressure system south of Tasmania is strengthening and slowly moving east, while a low pressure system lies over the western Tasman Sea. This pattern is forecast to maintain south to southeasterly winds and to bring and increasing southeasterly swell to the New South Wales coast through the first half of this week until the low slips south and weakens on Wednesday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 28 October
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, turning east to southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Thursday 29 October
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending south to southwesterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.